Wichita Blue Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Give this robust silver-blue Juniper lots of space. It is a rugged and reliable plant for large-scale screening, massive hedges and windbreaks. Also works well as a single specimen in lawns or in conjunction with other groundcovers. Use as a corner element streetside or to interrupt long fence lines.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, 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, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic foliage color|
Easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 7