Juniper Difference

aloha2009May 18, 2012

Are we splitting hairs (or needles) when trying to decide whether to use Blue Chip or Blue Rug Juniper? I think we had blue chip many, moons ago but I can't remember for absolute since I was just getting into gardening. It would be nice to compare full grown plants but I'm not sure what I'm looking at.

Do one of these look nicer then the other? Do one of them "green" up sooner then the other? We liked the coloring of the Buffalo juniper but it seemed to have too much "presence" for what we are after...something to fill the area but not detract from the other plantings.

We've googled the images but it's still hard to tell.

Do you have a preference and why?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
designoline6(Z6)

I always need many times to match a yard with plants.I add Blue Chip or Blue Rug Juniper or Buffalo juniper or other shrub on a panoramic shot,compare different effects,select my favour.so on.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 10:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
karinl(BC Z8)

The best place for this question would be the conifer forum.

Karin L

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 1:47AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
yardvaark

Seems to me, Aloha, given that the "finish" is roughly the same for both plants, it is the height difference that would determine your selection: 6" vs. 12". 'Blue Rug' is lower.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2012 at 12:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
reyesuela(z7a)

Haven't grown these, but with juniper, likely, Blue Rug will grow wider slower, too...

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 9:53PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
tall hedge or tress for privacy screen.
I have posted this before in older forums. Not able...
ritholtz47
Need landscaping ideas
Hi, we just built this house on a junior acre in zone...
imcheetah
the bane of my existence - what to plant in driveway ribbon???
I live in a historic district... the board has to approve...
lovetorenovate
light green leaf tree
Looking for a bright green leaf small/medium sized...
guatnut
Sponsored Products
Minka Aire Gyro 42" Ceiling Fan
LBC Lighting
Waverunner Sofa Set in Green
$1,499.00 | LexMod
Produzione Privata | Acquatinta Pendant Light
$780.00 | YLighting
Sparkly Black Modern Vessel Sink
maestrobath
Home Decorators Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Home Decorators Collection Rugs Atlas
Home Depot
LZF | Guijarros Wall Light
YLiving.com
Air Shadow Ceiling Fan with Fabric Shade by Fanimation Fans
$1,199.00 | Lumens
For All Occasions Shelving Unit - Medium
| Dot & Bo
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™