FAST-GROWING SOFT BLUE-GREEN FOLIAGE
- Fast-growing evergreen with beautiful blue foliage
- Low maintenance with dense growth
- Very suitable as a specimen plant or as a hedge or screen
- Year-round eye-catching interest
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Wichita Blue Juniper
- Hardiness Zone: 3-7
- Mature Height: 10-15' tall
- Mature Width: 4-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 4-6' apart
Why plant Wichita Blue Juniper?
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.
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.
How to use Wichita Blue Juniper in the landscape?
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.
Hardiness Zone: 3-7
How To Plant Wichita Blue Juniper
Wichita Blue Juniper is easy to please, provided it receives lots of sun and it’s planted in soil that drains well. Wichita Blue is generally trouble-free, but if any concerns arise, please don’t hesitate to contact our expert growers for help at email@example.com.
How To Water
When just planted, watering your Juniper should occur at least twice weekly until established around the three month mark. For the rest of the year, watering once weekly will suffice, however, always check local weather and water accordingly.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Generally Junipers require little to no pruning. They may, however, be pruned any time with best results occurring when pruned in early spring before new growth. We recommend that you cut individual branches back to an upward growing side branch, keeping your juniper looking full and healthy.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 866-873-3888
- Or via Online Chat
Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).