Blue Chip Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'

Status: Out of stock

Product ID#: jbchi
Product Description
Sun Exposure Sun
Soil Conditions Normal, Sandy, Clay/Heavy, Dry
Mature Plant Size (H x W) .5-1' x 6-8'
Blue Chip Juniper is an exceptional low-growing evergreen shrub that adds year-round color to your garden. Its attractive silver-blue foliage makes a stunning contrast against other plants in your landscape, and it's incredibly durable, making it an excellent choice for any climate.

This hardy shrub is particularly well-suited to cold regions and can withstand snow and freezing temperatures with ease. It's also adaptable to a range of temperatures, making it perfect for fluctuating day and night temperatures in desert environments.

Blue Chip Juniper is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of landscaping situations. Its low-growing habit and tolerance to adverse conditions make it ideal for use in rock gardens and Zen gardens, where it can provide a calming, natural atmosphere. It's also a great choice for erosion control on slopes and hillsides.

With its low maintenance needs and resilience, Blue Chip Juniper is a popular choice for those looking to add some color and texture to their outdoor spaces without the hassle. Order now and experience the beauty and ease of this fantastic evergreen shrub.
  • Sun
  • Mature Plant Size (H x W) Mature Plant Size (H x W): .5-1' x 6-8'
Key features
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Winter Interest
  • Stone Mulch
  • Walnut Toxicity Resistant
  • Cut Flower
Planting Care

Planting & Care for Blue Chip Juniper

  • Blue Chip Juniper is low maintenance, hardy, and will prevent weeds with its thick growth!
  • This plant is drought tolerant and will struggle if planted in consistently wet soil.
  • Space about 5 feet apart when planting.
  • No pruning is required unless it needs to be contained in an area. Trim in early spring if needed.
  • Blue Chip Juniper will not handle foot traffic; the branches will break and die back.
Opening Plant Material
  • Containers - Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, remove. Now ready to plant. Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6" or more, making sure it’s wider on the sides.
Planting containers
  • Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree. This is called the root flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer.
  • Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.
Pruning - After Planting
  • Containers - Although it is not essential for B&B or grow bags to be pruned after planting, a light pruning for shape, to remove any broken branches from shipping, or to thin out a heavily branched plant will help in the transplanting process and in the appearance of your new planting.
Pruning - Through-out the Season
  • Watch our helpful pruning videos on our “Plant Features & Videos” tab to be sure you’re pruning your juniper correctly and at the right time of year.
Watering - After Planting
  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.
Watering - Through-out the Season
  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Planting & Handling Help

Download our Planting and Handling Guide below to plan for a successful arrival and install of your plants. Be sure to water all plants as soon as they arrive and every day until you’re ready to plant. Keep any bare root bundles in a shady, cool spot with the roots covered at all times.

Learn More

Watch our videos on handling bare root plants, how your order is prepared for shipment and more.

Plant Sizing

What is the difference between Containers, Grow Bags, Bare Root, and Balled & Burlap (B&B)?

Shipping Times

Our FedEx and local shipping times depend on two factors, one is by the region and the second is the type of product being shipped. For example, small fruits are only shipped in spring, but majority of our perennials are shipped from spring until fall. Keep in mind the dates below act as a general guide. Due to unpredictable weather, staffing, inventory and industry demands these timelines can change. Therefore, we cannot guarantee any of these times.


Shipping Dates by Region*


Northern Cold Region: April 22nd - November 7th

Northern Region: April 15th - November 7th

Middle Region: April 1st - November 7th

Southern Region: March 15th - November 7th

Local Delivery (small radius from Waterloo, WI): April 22nd - November 7th


Shipping Dates by Season*


Spring Shipping: Region Start Date (above) - May

Fall Shipping: September - November


Due to unpredictable weather, these times may vary. Some varieties are exceptions due to heat and plant health reasons. Enter your shipping zip code at the top of this page and be sure to check the shipping information on each product before you add it to your cart. If the product is too large or restricted in your state, you will not be able to checkout with that item in your cart.