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Juniperus communis 'Blueberry Delight'

Common Juniper /

'Blueberry Delight' has attractive powder blue foliage with silver stripes. The needles are ornamentally significant and turn coppery-bronze in fall. The flowers are not ornamental. It features an abundance of magnificent cones that look like blueberries from late spring right through to late winter. Birds go crazy for them.  Perfect for massing in the landscape. Deer resistant.


 


Benefits

  • Provides outstanding cover for wildlife
  • Unique two-toned foliage is very showy
  • Deer resistant, poor soil tolerant, easy to grow
  • Thrives in full sun and is extremely hardy
  • Perfect for massing as a landscape groundcover
  • Native birds love its berry-like cones

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

As with all junipers provide full sunlight and a well-drained soil. 'Blueberry Delight' is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning.


Height
1-2 Feet

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Spread
3-5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Native Range

Old fields, pastures and roadsides from the Pacific Ocean east to the Atlantic Ocean, minus Kansas and Missouri south to the gulf coast including Florida.

Native Trivia

The genus Juniperus is in the family Cupressaceae and has the largest range of any woody plant on earth. 


"This is one of my favorite plants for cover, nesting and feeding on its delicious berry-like fruit!"

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
  • Conifers
  • Small Shrubs
Exposure
  • Sun
Soil
  • Well-drained
  • Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
  • Average
  • Dry
  • Moist
  • Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
  • Songbirds
Bloom Time
  • Early Spring
Critter Resistance
  • Deer Resistant
Habitat Collection
  • Songbird
Native Habitat
  • Coastal
  • Forest
Foliage Color
  • Blue-green
Uses
  • Accent
  • Border
  • Drought tolerant
  • Edging
  • Erosion control
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
  • Mass plant
  • Rock garden
  • Specimen
Native to
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming