Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’

Botanical Name: Juniperus squamata ‘Blue Star’

Common Name:
Blue Star Juniper

Plant Hardiness: Zone 4


Bloom Time:

Foliage: Bright blue – very attractive


Habit: Slow growing, small rounded plant. Very dense and compact

Size: 2 to 3 feet tall by 3 to 4 feet wide

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Native Habitat: Afganistan to China, Himalayas

Other Features: Needs a well drained location – will not tolerate “wet feet”



Description: This plant was introduced from Holland not too many years ago. It is quite slow growing for a juniper, so slow that it could be almost classified as a dwarf. John Mitch says a 10 year old plant will be 23 inches across and about 18 inches high. Unlike most junipers, it will stay tight and full without shearing. Its color is bright blue, and indeed it is one of the brightest blues of any conifer I’ve ever seen – very attractive and eye catching.