Blue Arrow Juniperus Plant
The Blue Arrow Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum “Wichita Blue”) garners popularity as a decorative plant cherished for its stunning blue-green foliage and upright, columnar growth habit. It hails from the United States, with its natural habitat spanning sections of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
One of the Blue Arrow Juniper’s distinguishing characteristics is its slender, upright form, which makes it a good choice for use as a vertical accent in the landscape. It can reach a height of 20 feet and a spread of only 2-3 feet, making it ideal for planting in small gardens or along pathways and borders.
The Blue Arrow Juniper demands minimal upkeep. It thrives in well-drained soil and full light, exhibiting tolerance to drought and cold temperatures. While it doesn’t necessitate regular pruning, you can trim it to maintain its desired shape if you wish.
- Sunlight: Place in direct sunlight to partial shade. Junipers require at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Watering: Allow the soil to dry between waterings and water deeply but seldom. Waterlogging the roots should be avoided.
- Soil: Juniperus Scopulorum requires well-drained soil. For best results, combine loam and sand.
- Fertilization: Fertilize once a year in early spring with a balanced, slow-release evergreen fertilizer.
- Pruning: Pruning is little required. Trim to preserve the ideal form and remove any dead or damaged branches.