Juniper: Blue Rug Latin Name: juniperus horizontalis 'wiltonii'
The Basics This fast-growing evergreen has silver-blue foliage. It has a trailing growth habit with full center spreads 2-3 feet wide(6 inches tall). Best performs as groundcover and cascades beautifully over walls.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 3-9
The Care This easy-to-grow evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is recommended only at early stages of growth to encourage branching. Pruning older branches may not encourage new growth.