Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' / Blue Star Flaky juniper

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' is low mounding, slow growing selection of Flaky juniper with layered branching holding very attractive, steel-Blue foliage. It is one of the most commonly seen conifers in the nursery trade and certainly the most popular Juniper. It is easily found in garden centers and box stores world-wide.

After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 inches (50 cm) tall and 28 inches (70 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm).

This cultivar originated in 1950 as a witch's broom on Juniperus squamata 'Meyeri' found and introduced to the trade in 1965 by A. Hoogeveen, Reeuwijk, The Netherlands.

Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' Green Industry Images Copyrighted Photograph; Permission Granted;
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' Green Industry Images Copyrighted Photograph; Permission Granted; Top-Grafted Specimen Shown (Standard)
Photo by Ernie Wiegand
'Blue Star' shines in this arrangement in a raised bed of the Larned garden in Stamford CT, visited during the 2013 National Meeting.
Photo by Sean Callahan
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' Photo taken Sept 7, 2013. Ten years old likes a lot of sun.
Photo by Don Levesque

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