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With an intermediate growth rate, it reaches less than a foot tall and can spread several feet wide, forming a dense mat. The best time to plant blue rug juniper is in the cooler temperatures of fall or early spring.
Blue rug juniper is a hardy evergreen plant with silvery-blue foliage that can take on a purplish tone in the winter months. Unlike the straight species, Juniperus horizontalis, 'Wiltonii', being a cultivar, often does not produce dark blue berries, which take two years to mature.
Prefers full sun