Juniperus Blue Carpet - coniferous ornamental shrub
One of the main features of coniferous plantsis their ability to purify the air of pathogens and bacteria, saturating it with the aromas of pine essential oils. A family of cypress trees in parks, gardens and squares represents a magnificent evergreen dwarf plant - juniper.Shrub bush growing to a height of not more than1-1.5 meters, rather crawls on the ground than it drags up. His homeland is the Eastern Himalayas and the mountainous regions of China. It forms dense thickets and is a magnificent ornamental plant. In total there are about 70 varieties of juniper, and each of them is beautiful and unique in its own way. All junipers in shape of needles are divided into scaly and acicular. However, there are varieties that combine both forms.
Juniperus scaly Blue Carpet, also referred to a group of flat-growing shrubs, is one of the brightest representatives of this family.This plant was bred in 1972Dutch breeders from the Meyeri variety and four years later for their decorative qualities was recognized at a specialized exhibition. Juniper Blue Carpet received a gold medal. He has a beautiful needle-shaped pointed needles up to one centimeter of a gentle silvery-blue hue. Crown, like all creeping shrubs, resembles a shapeless cushion up to 2.5 meters in diameter. The growth rate of juniper is about 8 to 10 centimeters per year. However, the juniper Blue Carpet, unlike other representatives of creeping shrubs, grows to a height of not more than 60 centimeters. He is very fond of gardeners and landscape designers for his unpretentious and easygoing nature. The plant easily tolerates circumcision and is easily restored in a short time, forming an even denser crown. High decorative properties make him a regular at city gardens and squares. Parks, where the representatives of the cypress family grow, enjoy the greatest popularity among the townspeople, clearing their fragrance with their body and relieving stress and depression.
Planting and care
Juniperus Blue Carpet is a rapidly growingShrub, preferring sunny and semi-dark areas. In the shadow of other trees, he loses his beauty and attractiveness. It should be noted that in order to avoid damage to the needles, it is not recommended to plant it in places where high snowdrifts are possible in winter. This variety of juniper is not exacting to the soil, but on enriched, fertile soils in the absence of stagnant water it grows most lush and attractive. Juniper Blue Carpet enjoys well-deserved love and is used by designers to design alpine hills, for decorating slopes. It looks great both in group and in single-seat. Perfectly neighbors with roses. These shrubs also look great in the home. With proper care and circumcision, cypresses will make a good competition to the habitual indoor ornamental plants.