Juniper - 'Upright - Witchita Blue
An upright, pyramidal evergreen growing into a tall conical shrub, with beautiful soft feathered silvery blue foliage that lasts all year long. An excellent choice for a vertical accent, or feature tree.
Mature Witchita Blue
Mature Witchita Blue
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Botanical (latin) name: Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue'
Zone 3
height 13 ft (4m) Spread 5ft (1.5m)
summer leaf colour - silver/blue Fall leaf colour - silver-blue
Fruit - small blue Bark - peeling grey
Blossoms - Innocuous Fragrance - juniper
Habit - refined pyramidal Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils
Why would you want this shrub? Excellent evergreen hedge, feature tree

Description:
The Wichita Blue Upright Juniper has attractive silvery blue foliage that remains intact throughout the entire year. The innocuous flowers produce silvery blue berries from late spring right through to late winter. The peeling gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

This Upright Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning in the early spring after the extremely cold weather has past. Deer don't particularly care for this plant.

Wichita Blue Upright Juniper will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

Group of Witchita Blue
Group of Witchita Blue

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Price last updated on Feb 09, 2014 Listing of Evergreens

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