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Juniperus conferta 'Blue Lagoon' /Blue Lagoon Shore Juniper

Juniperus conferta 'Blue Lagoon'  / Juniperus conferta 'Blue Lagoon'
Forms a low, dense, blue-green mat
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Forms a low, dense, blue-green mat

Close-up of the foloage in spring in the National Arboretum which was its birth place

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Scientific Name: Juniperus conferta 'Blue Lagoon'
Common Name: Blue Lagoon Shore Juniper
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Neeedles are bluish-gray until fall when some foliage may turn yellow, orange and to plum colored in winter. Salt tolerant and resistant to drought make it adaptable to many sites, particulary the seashore. Has compact, dense, low growth making it suitable suitable as a ground cover. This is the easiest to grow, more residual, and adapted to more harsh planting sites than other junipers.