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    Icee Blue Juniper

    Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue'

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    Icee Blue Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Icee Blue Juniper

    Icee Blue Juniper

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Icee Blue Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Icee Blue Juniper foliage

    Icee Blue Juniper foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  8 inches

    Spread:  6 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2b

    Description:

    A spectacular ground-hugging evergreen for use as a color accent groundcover, featuring steely-blue foliage all season long, reasonably compact; extremely adaptable and hardy; ideal for rock gardens and garden detail use too

    Ornamental Features

    Icee Blue Juniper has attractive silvery blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Icee Blue 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.

    Icee Blue Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Icee Blue Juniper will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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 does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
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    Characteristics
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features

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