Blue Arrow Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow'
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, only 2 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Rose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Catmint (Nepeta)|
Easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils; avoid wet, soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9