Wichita Blue, Rocky Mountain Juniper
The Wichita Blue Juniperus scopulorum, also known as Rocky Mountain Juniper or Colorado Red Cedar, is a popular and low maintenance evergreen tree. It has a narrow upright form and silvery blue foliage that makes it a great choice for formal landscapes, vertical accents, and screens. The tree is deer resistant and can be used for privacy screens, hedges, and to enhance the entrance of homes. The Wichita Blue Juniper thrives in full sun and attracts birds to nest in its branches. This versatile tree is long lasting and does not require pruning, maintaining its pyramidal shape as it matures.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Details
|Mature Width:||4-6 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Uses||Privacy screen, Focal Specimen|
|Characteristics||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean|
|Soil Conditions:||Adaptable to most soils|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
PLANT BENEFITS AND KEY FEATURES
• Grown in nutrient rich organic base potting mix
• The Tree of Life, Great for patios, narrow spaces, decks, plant as privacy trees along fences and backyards
• Compact tree perfect for tight spaces, great choice near entrances or lining driveways
• Drought Tolerant and Resistant to ice, freezing conditions and Pest
• Easily grown in a wide range of soils
Design ideas for the landscape, Ground Cover for Color Contrast
Plant features are becoming very popular in modern landscape design for homes, also true for spaces like backyards, main entrances, and landscape in general. The inclusion of plants make space feel more attractive, exciting and comfortable, creating a well balance peaceful ambiance of styles that can both calm the senses and invigorate the mind simultaneously, adorning with live plants and natural elements is a great choice to create a relaxing atmosphere while at home, reducing the day to day stresses from modern life, weather is traffic congestions or stressful daily routines, living sculptures can be the answer to some of these challenges, design your space with tropical plants in mind.
Care & Maintenance
- Select an area with full sun.
- Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough for the top of the root ball to be parallel with the ground level.
- Plant the tree upright and backfill with excavated soil, tamping down to eliminate air pockets.
- Soak with a hose and take care not to leave any gaps around the root ball.
- Suitable for clay, alkaline, and compacted soils, avoid wet and soggy.
- Well-drained soil is preferred.
- Mix in sand or grit for heavy soil.
- Not picky about soil pH.
- Apply 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch around base of juniper.
- Avoid mulching too close to trunk.
- Helps retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
- Thrives in full sun, tolerates partial shade.
- Drought-tolerant once established.
- Water regularly during first growing season, then as needed.
- If dry to the touch, it's time to water.
- Fertilize during the spring before new growth begins.
- Apply slow-release fertilizer in spring if desired.
- Not necessary, it will maintain its columnar growth habit naturally.
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Approximate height is measured from the base of the plant to the top of the highest branch.
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