Juniperus Squamata Blue Star
Juniper squamata BlueStar is a lovely silver-blue-green, dwarf growing conifier with a rounded habit, very hardy and slow growing, usually grows to only 1 foot tall after 5 years, but over time fans out to a width of over 1 mt.
Details Juniperus squamata Blue Star
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 10 – 25 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 100 cm
- Hardiness: -20 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Blue Star
In general : Blue Star dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Blue Star have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Blue Star well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Blue Star are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Blue Star require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.