Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

Blue Star Juniper

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

Finely-textured blue foliage on a compact, low-growing shrub. This dwarf conifer is useful for providing evergreen structure thanks to handsome foliage that looks good in combination with silver, yellow, burgundy, or green. Use in a rock garden or as a low border plant. Drought-tolerant, slow-growing, and uber-easy to care for. Looks especially nice growing around boulders in a rockery. 

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 18 - 36 tall x 30 - 48 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Irregular, Mounding, Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Attracts Birds, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Green, Silver / Gray

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Container, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Massed, Mixed Border, Rock Garden, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Firewise, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Birds, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing, Well Behaved / Companionable
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos