Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii 'Glauca'
Common Name: Sargent juniper
Type: Needled evergreen
Family: Cupressaceae
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 6.00 to 9.00 feet
Bloom Time: Non-flowering
Bloom Description: Non-flowering
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover
Fruit: Showy
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade and a wide range of soils, including poor soils.

Noteworthy Characteristics

A very low-growing, evergreen, dwarf, procumbent (trailing along the ground) Sargent juniper which grows to 1' tall and spreads out to 6-9' wide over time. This cultivar has blue-green needles. The branches spread out over the ground and form a dense, creeping ground cover. Fruits (berry-like cones) are blue.


Juniper blight is an occasional problem.

Garden Uses

Low, spreading habit makes this plant useful as a ground cover for level ground or slopes, or for draping over a wall or as an accent in the rock garden or border front. A good selection for poor soils.