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Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

Blue Star' Singleseed Juniper

Blue Star' Singleseed Juniper



  • Sun


5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

  • Evergreen
  • Blue decorative foliage
  • Slow growth
  • Dwarft and compact habit
  • Drought resistant

Bring a vibrant burst of blue and unique texture to your landscape with Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star', a compact dwarf conifer that stands out with its dazzling steel-blue foliage.


  • Vivid Blue Foliage: This juniper is renowned for its dense, scaly steel-blue foliage that retains its vibrant color throughout the year. The short, pointed needles are arranged in a star-like pattern, giving rise to its common name.
  • Compact, Mounded Form: 'Blue Star' forms a low-growing, mounded shrub, typically reaching a mature height of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) and a width of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). Its compact, rounded shape makes it an excellent choice for borders, rock gardens, or containers.
  • Slow Growth Rate: This juniper has a slow growth rate, adding only about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) per year. This makes it an ideal choice for gardeners who seek low-maintenance plants that don't require regular pruning.
  • Hardiness: 'Blue Star' is hardy, meaning it can tolerate cold winters with little to no winter protection.

Planting and Care:

  • Light: Choose a location that receives full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: Well-drained, slightly acidic. Amend the soil with compost or organic matter to improve drainage.
  • Watering: Water regularly, especially during the first growing season and in hot weather. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring to encourage healthy growth.

Additional Tips:

  • 'Blue Star' juniper is drought tolerant once established.
  • This juniper is resistant to pests and diseases.
  • 'Blue Star' juniper can be used as a groundcover, in rock gardens, or as an accent plant in borders.

Plant details


35 - 39 in.
35 - 39 in.
19 - 24 in.



  • Dwarf
  • Compact

Flowering colours:

Plant needs


  • Once established
  • prefers dry soils. Water moderately to keep the soil slightly moist when young
  • but avoid overwatering.


  • Prune only if necessary
  • in new growth.

Soil requirement:

  • Well drained soil. It can thrive in dry soils once established.



  • Drought


  • Cover for small animals


  • Small gardens
  • Tight spaces
  • Rocky areas
  • Rockeries
  • Flower beds


  • Evergreen foliage. Blue foliage

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