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Sea Spray Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Spray'

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Sea Spray Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Spray') at Frisella Nursery

Sea Spray Juniper

Sea Spray Juniper

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Sea Spray Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Spray') at Frisella Nursery

Sea Spray Juniper foliage

Sea Spray Juniper foliage

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Height:  15 inches

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


A very horizontal and compact form of juniper with stunning blue-green and extremely soft foliage throughout the season, very fine texture, habit tends to spray outwards along the ground; a superb choice for a groundcover

Ornamental Features

Sea Spray Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its broadly spreading habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Sea Spray 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. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sea Spray Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Sea Spray Juniper will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 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 not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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