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Juniper is a great plant for filling in space fast, whether as a groundcover, a screen, or vertical punctuation in a border. Its scaly foliage is feathery and graceful, a good contrast to large-leaf plants. For low-water or rock gardens, the low-growing juniper forms a naturalistic mat that often acquires richer color in the winter. Juniper thrives in a full-sun site in well-drained soil. Most varieties are drought-tolerant once established.

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'Blue Rug' creeping juniper
'Blue Rug' creeping juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug' is a selection of a northeastern U.S. native featuring trailing, feathery silver-blue foliage that turns pale purple in winter. It grows 6 inches tall and 6 feet wide. Zones 2-9
'Blue Star' juniper
'Blue Star' juniper
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' features dense branches of silvery-gray needles with white stripes. This drought-tolerant juniper is a compact plant, growing 2 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 5-9
'Burkii' juniper
'Burkii' juniper
Juniperus virginiana 'Burkii' forms an upright pyramid to 20 feet tall. The blue-green foliage purples in winter. Zones 3-9
California juniper
California juniper
Juniperus californica has blue-gray foliage and showy berries that make this native plant very ornamental. It grows 10-15 feet tall and is exceptionally drought-tolerant after it is established. Zones 8-10
'Hetzii' juniper
'Hetzii' juniper
Juniperus media 'Hetzii' is an upright shrub, growing 7 feet tall and 10 feet wide with evergreen foliage shaded with blue. Zones 4-8
Gold juniper
Gold juniper
Juniperus virginianum 'Aurea' forms a tall, loose pyramid up to 15 feet tall of golden evergreen foliage. Zones 2-9
Golden common juniper
Golden common juniper
Juniperus communis 'Depressa Aurea' is a selection of a U.S. native plant that has a low habit to 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide. New shoots are bright gold in color. Zones 2-6
'Grey Owl' juniper
'Grey Owl' juniper
Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl' features silvery-gray foliage that turns slightly purple at the tips in winter. It reaches 3 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Zones 2-9
Icee Blue juniper
Icee Blue juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Monber' maintains a dense, full crown year-round. Brilliant silver-blue foliage is the hallmark of this cultivar. In the coldest climates, its foliage becomes plum purple in winter. Zones 3-9
'Mother Lode' juniper
'Mother Lode' juniper
Juniperus horizontalis 'Mother Lode' forms a low-growing mat of bright golden foliage that bronzes in winter. It grows 8 inches tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 4-9
'Maney' Chinese juniper
'Maney' Chinese juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Maney' is a low-growing shrub with gray foliage. It grows 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Zones 3-8
Pfitzer juniper
Pfitzer juniper
Juniperus pfitzeriana is a wide, spreading shrub with scalelike leaves. It grows 6 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 4-9
'Skyrocket' juniper
'Skyrocket' juniper
Juniperus scopularum 'Skyrocket' forms tall, narrow tapered columns of silvery blue. It grows 8 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Zones 4-8
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