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Juniperus scopulorum Blue Arrow

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Rocky Mountain Juniper

Very narrow upright column forming type

A striking, robust juniper, wonderful for adding vertical structure to a garden, it grows into narrow columns of tightly packed, steel-blue leaves.

Where?

Perfect for a sunny open spot in a rock or gravel garden it looks particularly stylish potted in a container. Use to create a focal point in bed and borders. A good choice for costal gardens.

How?

Happy in any well-drained soil and able to cope with drought once established. Unhappy in waterlogged soils. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Skin irritant
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, Rock garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From January to December