Blue Arrow Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|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||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Narrow, Columnar Conifer|
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