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    Wichita Blue Juniper

    Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'

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    Wichita Blue Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue') at Hartman Companies

    Wichita Blue Juniper

    Wichita Blue Juniper

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    Height:  18 feet

    Spread:  6 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Other Names:  Colorado Redcedar

    Description:

    An upright, pyramidal evergreen growing into a tall conical shrub, with soft textured stunning blue foliage all season long and showy blue berries, excellent choice for difficult landscape situations, makes an effective evergreen hedge

    Ornamental Features

    Wichita Blue Juniper has attractive silvery blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Wichita Blue Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

    This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Wichita Blue Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Vertical Accent
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Wichita Blue Juniper will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

    This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
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