Beautiful, Easy Care Blue Arrow Juniper
- Silvery Color and Soft Texture
- Blue Berries
- Versatile Look Works in Formal, Contemporary or Rustic Landscapes
- Deer Resistant
- Dense, Compact Growth
The Blue Arrow Juniper, (Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow') is a sun-loving, narrow, upright evergreen with powdery blue foliage. This plant is a best seller for us because people just love tall, skinny evergreens.
They create a beautiful privacy screen without taking up your whole yard. This is a colorful addition to your landscape with tight, bright blue foliage.
Everyone loves the intense silvery blue foliage of this Juniper. It is a cultivar of a native North American Rocky Mountain Juniper that was selected for the narrow upright form.
This tree gives you a vertical accent with a very delicate fine-textured foliage. Blue Arrow also produces silvery blue berries from late spring on and the birds love them.
Deer don't like the taste of these small trees, but the birds will flock to Blue Arrow Junipers from spring to late winter. They will take shelter in them and eat the berries as a welcome food source.
You'll get cool blue color year round and rugged cold hardiness. These pretty trees are even tough enough to handle urban pollution.
They'll act as a wonderful windbreak or visual barrier. Did we mention the deer leave them alone?
For some great structural shape and unique color in your garden, pick up a few from Nature Hills today!
How to Use Blue Arrow Juniper in the Landscape
If you want an exclamation point to spotlight the entrance to your home, gate or the start of a path, use this evergreen as a "sentinel". Use these to welcome guests to a special Outdoor Room.
One can be very effective by itself, but it's really fabulous when two are planted as a pair, flanking either side of an entrance.
Have a tight corner in a side yard, or along a driveway with a view you want to hide? Plant several as a tall, narrow screen where space is limited.
Blue Arrow makes a fun and skinny 15-20 foot tall hedge that only gets about 3-4 feet wide - perfect for those sunny sites where room is limited. Measure 3 feet from the middle of one trunk to the next trunk when planting as a screen.
They can be sheared to keep a particular size, but why not allow them to grow naturally with their pretty, soft and fluffy look? If you do trim this Juniper, it will tend to get a bit wider, so keep that in mind.
This tree may be the perfect background for beds, so consider planting several in a gentle curve at the back of your garden border. It will work to provide gorgeous definition. The silvery blue color will work beautifully with a very wide perennial plant color palette.
The growth habit is sophisticated enough to handle an upscale setting, but the soft texture works just as well in a rustic landscape. It's all in the styling with this plant.
Have you ever been out to Las Vegas? Have you seen the way they use Italian Cypress in front of Ceaesar's Palace? Gardeners in colder growing zones can use this tree to replicate that look.
This kind of formal, skinny growth habit can also be used very effectively in a modern landscape.
Plant several as a tall, narrow screen where space is limited. Measure 3 feet from the middle of one trunk to the next trunk when planting as a screen.
No matter how you use it, you'll truly appreciate the way this plant gives you year round interest.
#ProPlantTips for Care
To get your plant's root system established, give Blue Arrow Juniper regular deep water. However, with this variety, you'll want to be careful not to overwater. Once your plants are rooted in, they will seldom need additional moisture except in the warmer climates.
There are only two things that Blue Arrow demands: full sun and well-drained soil. With only those two requirements, the plant is a no-brainer to grow.
Order enough of these low-maintenance winners to complete your project today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow'|
|Mature Height||16 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|