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Icee Blue Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue'

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Icee Blue Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue' foliage

Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue' foliage

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Icee Blue Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue'

Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue'

(Photo courtesy of Northscaping.com)

Height: 4 inches

Spread: 4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Description:

A spectacular dense, intense, ground-hugging evergreen for use as a color accent groundcover; featuring steely-blue foliage all season long; reasonably compact; extremely adaptable and hardy; will fountain over retaining walls.

Ornamental Features:

Icee Blue Juniper has attractive silvery blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are ornamentally significant and turn plum purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Icee Blue Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Icee Blue Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Plant Characteristics:

Icee Blue Juniper will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
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Massing Garden Groundcover
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