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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
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