Blueberry Delight® Juniper -- Juniperus communis var. depressa ‘AmiDak’ (RFM-21)
Superior clonal female selection made from native plant of this variety growing in the Badlands of western North Dakota. It has a densely spreading, naturalistic growth habit growing 15 to 22 inches in height. Foliage is a rich, dark green with contrasting silvery-blue hues on the upper leaf surface. Its summer color is retained well in winter, which is rare for this species of juniper. Heavy crops of showy blueberry-like cones are produced annually if male plants are nearby, which adds significantly to the plant’s attractiveness. Drought and alkaline tolerant, it grows well in full sun, as well as partially shaded sites. Effective in foundation plantings. Reaches semi-mature size in about 10 years. Available in commercial nursery trade. Hardy in USDA Zone 2b-3.
Potential Uses or Applications
Nursery stock, foundation plantings and ground cover
Plant propagation material can be obtained from NDSU Plant Sciences Department or shrubs from licensed nursery subject to availability.
U.S. Trademark registered – Blueberry Delight®
This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.
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