Questions about Blue Rug Juniper
I have a steep slope leading to a creek that needs a groundcover to control erosion & ultimately supress weeds. It gets about half-day sun in the summer & almost all day in the winter (deciduous trees on other side of the creek). I've done some googling & found conflicting info on blue rug juniper... can you guys help me?
This area is pretty far from the house so I don't think the hose will reach. I guess I could haul water initially until it gets going, but not for long.
1. Is half-day enough sun or do I need full-day sun?
2. Is this slow, moderate, or fast-growing plant? How long to fill in if I plant recommended 6' apart?
3. Sites state it's good for erosion control, but nursery said it doesn't root along stem. So if it just has 6' long growth laying on top of ground, will that suffice? I do see this plant on lots of slopes in public areas, so I guess it does the trick?
4. If this is a bad choice for the site, do you have other recommendations?
Thanks so much for your help!!