Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'
Common name: 
Blue Star Singleseeded Juniper
Blue Star Flaky Juniper
Pronunciation: 
ju-NIP-er-us skwa-MA-ta
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, rounded, squat shrub (dwarf), 3 ft (1 m) tall by 4 ft (1.2 m), mounded.  Leaves awl-shaped, 6-10 mm long, over-lapping, densely arranged, in whorls of 3, steel-blue, conspicuous white stripe.
  • Sun.  Adaptable, tolerates dry soils.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4       Species native to Afghanistan, Himalayas, western China.
  • ‘Blue Star’ originated as a witches' broom on ‘Meyeri’ in Holland, introduced in 1964.  Several other cultivars of Juniperus squamata are available, including ‘Blue Carpet’, ‘Holger’, and ‘Meyeri’.
  • squamata: scaly, the bark.
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