Blue Point Juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Pyramidal form and massive size makes it a popular specimen for lawns, which accentuate its blue coloring. Position near the driveway or to frame the front entry. With its dense evergreen foliage, this Juniper makes excellent windbreaks if lined up hedge-style, cutting winter cold and summer heat effectively. Makes an effective front lawn Christmas tree for winter lighting or to enjoy under snow.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Year-round interest|
Highly adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9