Wichita Blue Juniper Tree

Growth Facts

Wichita Blue Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'

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High style, low maintenance! Wichita Blue Juniper imparts a clean, classy look to your landscape without much fuss on your part. Upswept branches clothed in cool blue foliage arrange themselves in a neat pyramidal shape with little to no pruning. Supremely adapted to dry climates, this hardy western native thrives on little water, too. Plant it in the sunniest part of your landscape, whether that’s in your foundation beds, near your pool or patio, along your driveway, or next to your property line. You can use it as a solo specimen, or plant Wichita Blue en masse to make a fine privacy hedge.

Growth Facts

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The Story

Wichita Blue Juniper is a type of Rocky Mountain Juniper, a tough, drought-tolerant tree of our western states. This remarkable tree clings to mountainsides, thriving in challenging environments where other trees fear to tread. Rocky Mountain Juniper normally has blue-green foliage, but the selection known as Wichita Blue sports dazzling sky-blue needles that will make you swoon. No one seems to know when or where Wichita Blue originated (Wichita perhaps?), but this standout has been turning heads for decades. A classic.

The Details

Did you know that Juniper berries are used to flavor gin, and that the word “gin” comes from the French word for Juniper? You won’t find any berries on your Wichita Blue Juniper Tree, however. Wichita Blue is a male form that sets no fruit.

How to Grow

Wichita Blue Juniper is easy to please, provided it receives lots of sun and it’s planted in soil that drains well. As with any tree, regular irrigation is necessary during the establishment period; we recommend the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System to supply the right amount. After it has put down roots, it will be quite drought tolerant. Feed with Bower & Branch Elements™ Fertilizer for optimum growth. Prune in summer if desired. Wichita Blue is generally trouble-free, but if any concerns arise, please don’t hesitate to contact our expert growers for help at grower@bowerandbranch.com.

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