Rocky Mountain Juniper 'Wichita Blue'

Juniperus scopulorum

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: scopulorum (skop-oo-LOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Wichita Blue
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Category:

Trees

Conifers

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Geneva, Illinois

Wheaton, Illinois

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas

Louisville, Kentucky

Ludington, Michigan

Poughkeepsie, New York

Garland, Texas

Kaysville, Utah

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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Negative

On May 7, 2015, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Pretty but short-lived in high humidity Houston area

Negative

On Mar 13, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The upright cultivars of Rocky mountain juniper are ubiquitous in home landscapes in the East, because their blue color seduces box store shoppers. They're all short-lived plants here in humid eastern N. America, and highly prone to snow and ice damage.

For a longer-lived, structurally stronger upright juniper, try a J. chinensis cultivar.

Positive

On Dec 29, 2013, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

If anyone wants a cultivar of pyramidal juniper that grows about 15 to 25 ft high with very blue-gray foliage, this is a good choice for the upper Midwest. This has been sold a good amount in the area.

Neutral

On Jun 22, 2013, gary419 from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Have four of these Junipers in front yard getting morning sun for 5-7 hrs a day, 5 feet from house. Been in ground for about 4 yrs and are about 6-7 ft tall.
Problem is browning of a complete limb requiring pruning back to trunk. Happens to all four at various time of year.
It may be ,Phomopsis twig blight, but not sure. So far I haven't lost a tree but starting to look thin at best.
I am still seeking solutions before a complete die off happens.

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