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    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary

    Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice'

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    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary flowers

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary flowers

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    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary in fall

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary in fall

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    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary (Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Ice') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary foliage

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary foliage

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    Height:  24 inches

    Spread:  3 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2a

    Description:

    A very small shrub for detail use in gardens, icy blue needle-like foliage and pink urn-shaped flowers in spring; very fastidious as to growing conditions, needs ample consistent moisture and highly organic soils, will not tolerate alkaline soil

    Ornamental Features

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary features dainty nodding white bell-shaped flowers with shell pink overtones at the ends of the branches from mid to late spring. It has attractive powder blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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 usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Blue Ice Bog Rosemary will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 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 20 years.

    This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
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