Blue Arrow Juniper
Blue Arrow Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow'Item #5365 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
An improved selection with tight, bright blue foliage and a very narrow, upright form. Perfect as a tall, narrow screens where space is limited. Makes a colorful addition to the garden. Evergreen.
- DetailPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:NarrowGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 12 to 15 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.Special features:Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign IdeasThis outstanding columnar form is the Italian Cypress of colder climates for lending a decidedly formal or Mediterranean character to gardens.. Plant as a hedge for tall narrow privacy screen. A beautiful dark green background for beds and borders. Use a matched pair to flank art, fountain or gateway. A popular candidate in small irregular groups soften corners and highlight entries in foundation planting. Produces an exceptional dark background for brightly colored accent shrubs and garden art.Companion PlantsCombine this beauty with large deciduous shade trees such as Tulip Tree, (Liriodendron tulipifera), Crimson King Norway Maple, (Acer platanoides 'Crimson King') and River's Purple European Beech, (Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'). For floral accent group it with the city tolerant Columbus Magnolia, (Magnolia x veitchii 'Columbus'), O'Neill Red Horse Chestnut, (Aesculus x carnea 'O'Neill Red') and Akebono Yoshino Cherry, (Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Blue Arrow, considered an improved form of popular Skyrocket Juniper, was developed by Pine Grove Nurseries, PA, introduced in 1949. It should be noted that there is a difference of opinion among nurserymen and horticulturalists regarding the classification of virginiana and scopulorum. Blue Arrow and Skyrocket are two of several cultivars classified as J. scopulorum, but often classified under J. virginiana. Proper classification is likely Juniperus scopulorum. Juniper scopulorum, or Western Redcedar, is highly valued for its vigor, cold hardiness, and resistance to disease and pests.Lore:Juniper berries are the source of flavoring in gin. Its foliage and wood also contain rich volatile oils that make these plants resistant to decay and nearly drought proof. Juniper scopulorum, or Western Redcedar is prized for its reddish-brown and aromatic heartwood that is commonly used for cedar chests and closets because it repels insects. The wood is also used for interior finish, fence posts, poles and pencils.
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