Blue Chip Juniper
Blue Chip Juniper
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Blue Chip Juniper

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Low-Growing Elegance of the Blue Chip Juniper

  • Softly Needled Blue Evergreen
  • Superior Groundcover
  • Low-Maintenance

When it comes to a sound investment in your landscaping, the Blue Chip Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip') is a great choice. This attractive groundcover will remind you day after day what a great decision you made by choosing it.

Blue Chip Juniper creates a pop of blue that perfectly offsets your other landscaping plants. Not only is it the perfect shade of iridescent bluish-green for the majority of the year, but it also provides dense coverage and winter interest. This Juniper's steel-blue foliage tends to transform into violet tones in winter.

Blue Chip Juniper is also called "creeping Juniper" because it slowly spreads to completely fill in bare and unsightly spaces. Over time, it will grow to cover 10 lateral feet. And because it doesn't grow much taller than 10-inches, you don't have to worry about pruning or shaping it. Additionally, as an evergreen, you can count on it providing ground coverage all year round.

Birds love building their nest in Juniper, although the Blue Chip's low-growing nature may not make it a bird's first choice for a nesting location. The Blue Chip Juniper is also highly disease- and pest-resistant.

This Juniper isn't just attractive and providing beneficial housing for birds, it's also one of the easiest plants you can grow. Developed to survive in rocky, dry, and hilly terrain, the Blue Chip Juniper is a true champion. As its name implies, you can count on it to thrive in the hottest summers and the coldest winters. It's happy to grace your rock garden with its beauty or provide an embankment with stability. Many gardeners plant theirs above a retaining wall, where it can trail and spillover.

Looking for a reliable groundcover with impeccable color? Blue Chip Juniper has you covered from January to December. Order now!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Blue Chip Juniper Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Botanical Name Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 12 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color N/A
Foliage Color Blue Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
When To Prune Early Spring