Wichita Blue, Rocky Mountain Juniper
Excellent choice for a formal landscape vertical accent
Wichita Blue Juniperus scopulorum, commonly called Rocky Mountain juniper or Colorado red cedar is a narrow upright selection which makes it a perfect tree for smaller spaces, it has rope-like ascending foliage, and color blends that are silvery blue. Similar to the Blue arrow Juniper. This an excellent choice for a formal landscape vertical accent or screen. Wichita Blue Juniper are one of the most popular evergreen trees to use on your landscape, is very low maintenance and easy to care for, does not require pruning, it can maintain its pyramidal shape as it matures. Wichita Blue are extremely versatile, long lasting evergreen, deer resistant and can provide many different uses such as privacy screens, hedges, or to enhance the entrance of your home. Wichita Blue will shine in full sun and can invite birds to nest along their branches. Place your cypress in your garden as a focal point or use it to create a privacy screen even if your space is limited, with Wichita Blue, Juniper Trees you can get the job done.
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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
Care & Maintenance
PLANTING recommendations, select an area with FULL SUN, Wichita Blue are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established Wichita Blue is highly adaptable and deer and 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. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball.
LIGHT, Thrives in full sun, Tolerates partial shade.
WATER your Wichita Blue 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 Wichita Blue is not necessary, it will maintain its columnar growth habit naturally.
MULCHING, a 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
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