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Cultural Details for Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

Common Name:
Blue Star Singleseed Juniper

Growth Rate:
Slow

Average Mature Height:
3'

Average Mature Width:
3-4'

Flower Details:
Staminate yellow, pistillate green

Fruit Details:
Cones elliptic, 0.25 to 0.33" across, reddish brown, changing to purple black

Fall Color:

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Susceptible to bagworms

Native Habitat:
Afghanistan, Himalayas, western China, introduced 1836

Other Features:
Low, rounded, squat plant

Culture and Care:
Adaptable, tolerates dry soils; not well suited to the heat and humidity of the Southeast

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 141

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu