Blue Point Juniper

$25

Description

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I. General Information

  • Common name: Blue Point Juniper
  • Scientific name/Botanical name: Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’
  • Family name: Cupressaceae
  • Type: Privacy Trees, Shrubs
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Growing Zones: 4-9
  • Mature Height: Full Sun
  • Mature Width: 2-8 ft
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Uses: Groundcover border mass planting. Good for hedges, screens, foundation planting. Another effective use for the Blue Point Juniper is as a screen. 

II. Identification

  • Bloom period: Grown for Foliage
  • Color: Green
  • Flower color: n/a

III. Description

A beautiful, very tough evergreen shrub for the garden with characteristic blue-green needle-like foliage and blue berries; unique conical growth habit, great for form and color in the garden; needs full sun.

IV. Planting & Care

1. Planting Instructions: Before planting your Blue Point, choose a location with full sun (6 to 8 hours of sun per day) and well-drained soil. The Blue Point is highly adaptable, drought resistant and easy-to-grow in most soil types. It’s even deer and smog resistant. But we do recommend that you allow room for its final width while planting, leaving about 3 feet of clearance from doors, windows and walls.

When it’s time to plant your tree, start by digging a hole that’s at least twice the width of your tree’s root ball. After placing your tree in its hole, back fill the soil, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, and water to establish the root system.

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2. Watering: Water your new Blue Point Juniper Tree regularly and deeply during its first growing season to help establishment – weekly, or more often during extreme heat. Once it has acclimated to your landscape, reduce your frequency of watering. If you’re not sure when to water and how much watering your tree needs, simply check the soil – if it’s dry down to around 2 or 3 inches, it’s time to water.

3. Fertilizing: Feed your Blue Point with a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in the spring.

4. Pruning: The Blue Point Juniper doesn’t need a lot of manicured care, but if you’d like to shape your tree as a topiary, prune it annually. Simply avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months to avoid strain on the tree.

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