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    Juniperus sabina 'Blue Danube'

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    Blue Danube Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Blue Danube') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Blue Danube Juniper

    Blue Danube Juniper

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Blue Danube Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Blue Danube') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Blue Danube Juniper

    Blue Danube Juniper

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  3 feet

    Spread:  10 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3b

    Description:

    A choice color accent groundcover evergreen for home landscape use; very attractive and soft bluish-green foliage, upright arching branches and a compact habit of growth; excellent in massing and groupings or as a groundcover

    Ornamental Features

    Blue Danube Juniper has attractive blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Blue Danube 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Blue Danube Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Groundcover

    Planting & Growing

    Blue Danube Juniper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 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 should only be grown in full sunlight. 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 selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
    Applications
    Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features

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