Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'

Wichita Blue Juniper

One of the best evergreens for hot, poor, dry soils in city conditions, Junipers are found in almost any height, width, shape, and foliage color. They range from ground covers and shrubs to 65-foot-tall cone-bearing trees. Ground covers include Juniperus procumbens, Juniperus sargentii, and Juniperus tamariscifolia. Shrubs include Pfitzer, Blue Star, and Armstrong junipers. Trees include Juniperus scopulorum and Juniperus virginiana. Most have round, blue or reddish fruits that follow their small white flowers. Foliage color, generally blue- or gray-green, may change with the seasons. Requires well-drained soils. Will not tolerate shade or waterlogged soil. Watch for spider mites, aphids, twig borers, and Phomopsis twig blight, which kills new shoots in early wet springs. Prune or shear to shape. Easily transplanted.
Juniperus scopulorum, Wichita Blue Juniper
This shrub creates an upright pyramid of brilliant blue foliage that holds its color well into winter. Leaves are aromatic when crushed. Reaches 10 to 15 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide. Prune or shear to shape.

Attributes - Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Spider Mites.

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Juniperus ashei, Juniperus californica, Juniperus chinensis, Juniperus chinensis 'Armstrong', Juniperus chinensis 'Blaauw', Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Vase', Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Columnaris', Juniperus chinensis 'Kallay's Compacta', Juniperus chinensis 'Old Gold', Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzerana', Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzerana Aurea', Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzerana Compacta', Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzerana Glauca', Juniperus chinensis 'Robusta Green', Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose', Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Green', Juniperus chinensis 'Spartan', Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa', Juniperus chinensis sargentii, Juniperus chinensis sargentii 'Viridis', Juniperus communis, Juniperus conferta, Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific', Juniperus horizontalis, Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor', Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip', Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes', Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa', Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta', Juniperus horizontalis 'Webberi', Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii', Juniperus occidentalis, Juniperus osteosperma, Juniperus pinchotii, Juniperus procumbens, Juniperus procumbens 'Greenmound', Juniperus procumbens 'Nana', Juniperus procumbens 'Variegata', Juniperus sabina, Juniperus sabina 'Arcadia', Juniperus sabina 'Broadmoor', Juniperus sabina 'Buffalo', Juniperus sabina 'Mini Arcade', Juniperus sabina tamariscifolia, Juniperus sabina tamariscifolia 'New Blue', Juniperus scopulorum, Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Heaven', Juniperus scopulorum 'Welchii', Juniperus sp., Juniperus squamata, Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star', Juniperus squamata expansa 'Parsonii', Juniperus virginiana, Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl', Juniperus virginiana 'Manhattan Blue', Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket'
 
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