Blueberry Delight Juniper

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Easy Evergreen Accent Blueberry Delight Juniper

  • Decorative Evergreen Shrub
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Native Plant
  • Blueberry-like Cones
  • Gives Shelter for Birds
  • Really Hardy Even in Extreme Cold
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great for Erosion Control
  • Wonderfully Easy, Low-Growing Groundcover
  • Deer and Rabbits Tend to Leave it Alone

This beautiful plant was a native selection found in the rugged Dakota Badlands. Blueberry Delight Juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa AmDak) is a tough little customer with a very exciting densely spreading growth habit. Its an ornamental evergreen that can grow in almost any dry condition.

The plants just glisten in bright sunlight. Each short, dark green needle is accented with a silvery-blue pinstripe. As the nights turn colder, the color deepens to a bold copper which glows in the mellow light of the setting sun.

Blueberry Delight Juniper looks great all day long, every day of the year. Use it to bring beauty to very dry locations in your landscape. Youll easily add color, structure and sheltering cover for your local songbirds.

Try these decorative shrubs in a mass planting on a slope or naturalized area. Blueberry Delight Juniper works to fill in problem areas.

This useful plant can really take the cold all the way down to Zone 3. It loves the hot, full sun and will thrive in just about any soil type, as long as it drains well. No need to worry about deer and rabbits, theyll tend to leave it alone. It even tolerates urban conditions and is a wonderful choice for commercial property plantings.

Juniperus communis species has one of the largest ranges of any plant and is found in every area of North America. Most of the plants are either male or female, but pollination partners for Blueberry Delight are still being developed at North Dakota State University. If there are any Common Junipers nearby, you may enjoy powdery-blue glaucous cones from spring until far into winter. Birds will love the special treat.

Either way, youll love the look of this attractive, hard-working multi-stemmed shrub that stays low and spreads wide. This tough, ground hugging shrub becomes important cover for your landscape.

In optimal conditions, Blueberry Delight Juniper will live up to 30 to 40 years. This carefree accent groundcover shrub is almost indestructible, once established in your native soil.

Order yours today and allow it to perform beautifully for you all year long for many decades.

How to Use Blueberry Delight Juniper in the Landscape

This shrub loves rocky, thin, poor soils. Its well adapted to growing in sandy soils and fill dirt. As long as the drainage is good, Blueberry Delight should thrive for you.

Use it along the steep sides of a rocky slope or wide open area in full sun. To create a solid mass, plant 2 feet apart on center. Youll measure from the center of one to the center of the next. Keep newly installed mass plantings weeded until the plants grow together and touch.

This is a particularly useful variety in border plantings both in the home garden and commercial landscapes. For a very modern look, create geometric raised planters and fill the center with a mass planting of Blueberry Juniper. All youll have to do is keep them clean and weeded.

Why not start a Juniper collection? Use an Eastern Red Cedar tree in the back, add taller Kallays Compact Juniper in the middle and edge with Blueberry Delight.

Dont forget to include some upright Junipers like Spartan to use as vertical accents in your planting. We even offer a spiral topiary Spartan that could become an easy focal point.

Pop in a few tough prairie flowers, like Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan or Landscape Shrub Roses and youll be set. Ornamental Grasses make a wonderful partner plant for Junipers, too.

Play around with texture and height, and youll gain a wonderfully easy care garden. Repeat the use of Blueberry Delight around your landscape for uniform visual appeal.

Use Blueberry Delight in a long, winding row along the edge of your planting beds. Plant them on the sunny side of taller flowering shrubs or trees. Youll polish up the look with a crisp evergreen ribbon that ties everything together.

#ProPlantTips for Care

It prefers full sun but is tolerant of a few hours of shade. Blueberry Juniper laughs at strong winds, arid locations and even air pollution.

All it really needs is well-drained soil. Theyll adapt to acidic or alkaline soils.

Give young Blueberry Delight plants a moderate amount of water on a regular basis during the first season. Poke your finger into the soil near the base of the plant. Is it moist? Skip watering that day. Is it getting dry? Provide water.

Once the plants are established in your native soil, they become very drought tolerant. They will actually prefer dry conditions and can have trouble in standing water for any length of time.

They show deer resistance and have no significant pest or disease issues. Lightly tip prune them every year or so to keep the center dense, then allow it to fill in.

Take it easy. Plant Blueberry Delight Juniper for a wonderful look around your landscape. Our expert growers take great pride in shipping top-grade plants direct from their fields to your doorstep. Order from Nature Hills today!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Blueberry Delight Juniper Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Juniperus comminis 'AmiDak'
Mature Height 8 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Evergreen
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No