3 Litre Pot
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
- Position : Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Well drained
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Hardiness: H7
- Eventual Height: 0.1 – 0.5m
- Eventual Spread: 1.5 – 2.5m
Juniperus Blue Carpet, also known as ‘Flaky Juniper Blue Carpet’ and holder of the much coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit is an evergreen conifer. It is prized for its dense, mat-like growth habit and striking blue-grey foliage. The Blue Carpet grows to a height of only 50cms , making it an excellent option for areas where low-maintenance ground cover is desired. Its spreading habit and ability to fill in quickly make it an ideal choice for covering large areas or as a substitute for grass in low-maintenance landscapes.
The blue-grey needles of the Blue Carpet are dense and soft to the touch, adding both texture and colour to the landscape. In the Winter months, the foliage of this plant takes on a purplish-blue hue, adding even more interest to the landscape
How to care for your Juniperus Blue Carpet
- Light: Prefers full sun to partial shade. In areas with hot summers, it is best to provide some afternoon shade to protect the foliage from scorching.
- Soil: This plant is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, but prefers well-draining soil.
- Watering: It is drought-tolerant and does not require frequent watering. Water it deeply and infrequently, and avoid overwatering which can lead to root rot.
- Fertilisation: This plant is not a heavy feeder and does not need to be fertilised regularly. If you wish to fertilise, you can use a slow-release fertiliser once a year in early Spring.
- Pruning: It is a slow-growing plant and does not require frequent pruning. If you need to control its size or shape, you can prune it after it finishes blooming, in late Spring or early Summer.
- Winter Protection: The Blue Carpet is hardy to temperatures < -20˚C. However, in very harsh winters, it may be beneficial to protect it with a layer of mulch or a Winter-proof covering.
By following these simple care tips, your Juniperus Blue Carpet will thrive and provide you with years of enjoyment in your garden.