april header

Home

About Us

Our Nursery

Garden Supplies

Gift Shop

Wild Birds

Tip and News

Contact Us

 

Plant Finder
shrub

Blue Sargent Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'var. sargentii Glauca'

Add To My Wish List

print page
Blue Sargent Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'var. sargentii Glauca') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Blue Sargent Juniper foliage

Blue Sargent Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A low growing evergreen with bluish-gray needle-like foliage and showy blue berries, wide growing and sprawling habit; ideal for use as a low groundcover in sunny dry locations, a real favorite with garden designers for year-round color

Ornamental Features

Blue Sargent Juniper has attractive blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Sargent 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 is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Sargent Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Blue Sargent Juniper will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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 is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

april footer