Care Guide for Blue Pacific Juniper Shrub


  • Choose a well-draining location with full sun exposure
  • Plant the shrub at the same depth it was in its previous container
  • Space multiple shrubs 1-2 feet apart


  • Tolerant of various soils but prefers well-draining soil
  • Can benefit from the addition of compost or organic matter at planting time


  • Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch to conserve moisture and suppress weeds


  • Full sun exposure is ideal for optimal growth
  • Can tolerate partial shade but may become leggy


  • Once established, the blue Pacific juniper is drought-tolerant
  • Water regularly during the first growing season to help the roots establish


  • Fertilize once a year with a slow-release fertilizer in the spring


  • Prune as needed to maintain shape or control size
  • Avoid heavy pruning in late fall or winter as this can encourage new growth that may be damaged by cold temperatures.