Juniperus Scopulorum Blue Arrow
Scopulorum Blue Arrow or Rocky Mountain Juniper is a very popular ornamental plant with a narrow, tight upright columnar growth and striking steel blue foliage. It is a very compact-branched variety which forms a beautiful cone-shaped tree.
Makes a colorful addition to any garden and is perfect as a tall, narrow screen where space is limited.
Details Juniperus scopulorum Blue Arrow
- Leaf colour: Blue
- Full grown: 10 Years
- Full grown height: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 20 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Hardiness: -20 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Blue Arrow
In general : Blue Arrow dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Blue Arrow have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Blue Arrow well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Blue Arrow are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Blue Arrow require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.