Juniper 'Dream Joy'

Juniper 'Dream Joy'

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Juniperus Squamata 'Dream Joy' 15cm 1gal

Height: 24 inches

Spread: 4 feet

Sunlight: full sun

Hardiness Zone: 4a

Other Names: Flaky Juniper, Singleseed Juniper


A most beautiful groundcover juniper, featuring bright yellow new growth over bluish-green fine-textured foliage; compact, mounded, with arching branch tips that spread out; superb for massing or as a color accent groundcover

Ornamental Features

Dream Joy Juniper has attractive blue foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dream Joy Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dream Joy Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing

Dream Joy Juniper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.