PLANTING recommendations, select an area with FULL SUN, Blue Point Juniper are easily grown in a wide range of soils with good drainage, avoid wet soggy soils, once established Blue Point is highly adaptable and deer resistant. When it’s time to plant your tree, Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the tree deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt.
LIGHT - Thrives in FULL SUN
WATER your Blue Point Juniper deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish a strong root system, increase frequency during extremely hot days, you should always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch is time to water, you can reduce reduce frequency of watering once it is established.
FERTILIZE your cypress trees during spring before new growth begins, Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive.
PRUNING the Blue Point Juniper Tree is not necessary, if left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 12 feet, if desire the Blue Point can be planted as a hedge along fence lines, it can be hedge at a desired height of your choice and will help make the tree more dense creating complete privacy. Avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months to avoid strain on the tree.
MULCH - We strongly advise mulching your Blue Point Juniper with either ground hardwood mulch or ground cypress mulch. Any type of mulch will suffice, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of higher quality and will provide more nutrition overall as it decomposes. Mulching helps to keep weeds at bay, which compete for water and nutrients with your new investment, as well as to regulate soil temperature. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient. It is preferable to leave at least one inch of space between the mulch and the plant's main stem or trunk.
MAINTAINING the Blue Point Juniper Tree is simple, they require little or no upkeep, they are disease and pests resistance which eliminates the need for spraying chemicals which can be very harsh to our environments.