Wichita Blue Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'

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05330
The handsome, broadly pyramidal form makes this an excellent choice for an evergreen screen, hedge, background plant, or lawn specimen. The bright silver-blue foliage retains its brilliant color year-round.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasGive 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic 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
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis)

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

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