Juniperus Horizontalis Blue Chip (Creeping Blue Chip Juniper, Wiltonii)
A low-growing shrub from North America. It has greyish-blue foliage which is excellent at covering ground and protecting soil.
Junipers in general are very useful in the garden for their solid colours and for their ability to grow in highly difficult conditions. The Creeping Blue Chip Juniper prefers moist soil rather than dry locations, but is still very hardy against the British weather. As the “Horizontalis” in its name suggests, it grow outwards rather than upwards, because of this, we have listed the horizontal size of the plants that we sell:
3 Litre Pot: Covers a circular area of roughly 20cm in diameter.
10 Litre Pot: Covers a circular area of roughly 40cm in diameter.
18 Litre Pot: Covers a circular area of roughly 60cm in diameter.
35 Litre Pot: Covers a circular area of roughly 100cm in diameter.
Latin Name: Juniperus Horizontalis Blue Chip
English Name: Creeping Blue Chip Juniper, Wiltonii, Blue Rug Juniper
Genus: Juniperus (Juniper)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: White Spherical Cones.
Flowering Period: Autumn.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Chalk. Clay. Sand. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H7)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -40 °C to -35 °C (-40 °F to -30 °F)
Suggested Uses: Rock Gardens, Embankments, Borders, Ground Cover.
Maintenance: No pruning required.
Growth Habit: Mat Forming
Growth Speed: Slow (25cm to 50cm per year).
Starting Height: 25cm to 50cm (0.8 ft to 1.6 ft)
Final Height: 50cm (1.6 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 100cm (0.7 ft to 3.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 250cm to 400cm (8.2 ft to 13.2 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 35 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 50cm to 75cm (1.6 ft to 2.4 ft)
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