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Blue Danube Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'Blue Danube'

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Blue Danube Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Blue Danube') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Blue Danube Juniper

Blue Danube Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Blue Danube Juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Blue Danube') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Blue Danube Juniper

Blue Danube Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

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 high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, 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 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 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 does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. 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.

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