Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Vase' / Blue Vase Chinese juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Vase' is a dwarf, broadly spreading vase-shaped selection of Chinese juniper with steely blue, scaly foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 inches (50 cm) tall and 24 inches (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of around 2 inches (5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the mid-1950s by Monrovia Nursery, Azusa, California.

Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Vase' at Mounts Botanical Garden,West Palm Beach, Florida (USDA Hardiness Zone 10b / tropical climate); part of the Sun Garden of Extremes collection, which features plants that prosper in environments with high light, very low soil moisture and fertility, and drying winds.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss
Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Vase' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss