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Meyer Juniper

Juniperus squamata 'Meyeri'

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Meyer Juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Meyeri') at Cole's Florist & Garden Centre

Meyer Juniper

Meyer Juniper

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Meyer Juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Meyeri') at Cole's Florist & Garden Centre

Meyer Juniper foliage

Meyer Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Singleseed Juniper

Description:

A very attractive evergreen shrub in youth with a light blue color and a vase shaped habit formed by the ascending branches but will mature to an irregular broad shape; takes on a purplish tint in the winter

Ornamental Features

Meyer Juniper has attractive silvery blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Meyer Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Meyer Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Meyer Juniper will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features