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Silver Mist Juniper

Juniperus conferta 'Silver Mist'

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Silver Mist Juniper (Juniperus conferta 'Silver Mist') at Flagg's Garden Center

Silver Mist Juniper

Silver Mist Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Silver Mist Juniper (Juniperus conferta 'Silver Mist') at Flagg's Garden Center

Silver Mist Juniper foliage

Silver Mist Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b


An impressive groundcover juniper with interesting bluish green foliage and a dense habit of growth; a beautiful specimen to mass together and is more shade tolerant than most junipers, also tolerates salt spray and alkaline soils

Ornamental Features

Silver Mist Juniper has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges silver in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Mist 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.

Silver Mist Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Silver Mist Juniper will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate 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