Juniper: Blue Sargent Latin Name: juniperus chinensis var. sargentii ‘Glauca’
The Basics This fast-growing evergreen has rich blue-green foliage. Its heavily branched, spreading growth habit with dense coverage grows 7-9 feet (18-24 inches wide). Best performs as groundcover and erosion control. 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: 4-9
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 to desired shape is recommended only at early stages of growth to encourage branching. Pruning older branches may not encourage new growth.