Rare But Beautiful: JUNIPERUS (Juniper) squamata ‘Floriant’

You may be familiar with Juniper squamata ‘Blue Star”.  This variety is a special selection of ‘Blue Star’ that is variegated or blonde within the needles.  This plant seems to be also called ‘Boyko’s Starburst’ and occurred on a plant at Jimmy Boyko’s nursery near Sandy, Oregon. This particular variety was found in Europe to this point all the experts call them identical. The creamy white and blue make an eye catching combination as evidenced in the picture.  At this point we haven’t found any for sale but did find that Country Arbors Nursery in Urbana IL may be carrying them in the near future

Type: Dwarf
Common Name: Blue Star Juniper
Height: 1.5-2 feet
Width: 3-5  feet
Zone: 4 to 8

Growth Rate: 2 to 4 inches a year with slowing growth rate after 10 years

Special Traits: Deer Resistant

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