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Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni' /Blue Rug Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni'   / Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni'
Mass planting of this ground-hugging juniper in summer growth
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Mass planting of this ground-hugging juniper in summer growth

Color of foliage after first hard freeze

Summer growth

Winter scene when exposed to cold temperatures

Flat growth pattern

Uniformity of covering when plants are set on about two foot setting

Blue-green foliage during warm months

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Scientific Name: Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltoni'
Common Name: Blue Rug Juniper
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Ground covers
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Lowest growing of the "carpet" junipers, and in time will make a very satisfactory ground cover and is used in containers and for erosion control. Foliage is blue-green in spring and summer and turns purplish when the weather is cold.