New Blue Tam Juniper
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Height: 24 inches
Spread: 8 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
A relatively new groundcover evergreen for home landscape and garden use, features fine bluish-gray foliage, low growing, wide spreading and densely branched, forms a mound; excellent in massing and groupings or as a groundcover
New Blue Tam Juniper has attractive blue foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. 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.
New Blue Tam 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 relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
New Blue Tam Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
New Blue Tam Juniper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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 should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. 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.
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