Blue Arrow Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Evergreen Tree
Plant Family: Cupressaceae
Plant Description: Slow-growing evergreen tree with a narrow upright habit. Perfect where space is limited or as a tall screen. Has scale-like needles with attractive blue-green foliage. Reddish-brown bark peels off in long strips. Requires full sun and will tolerate alkaline soils and drought.


Maintenance Type: Tree - Evergreen
Plant Care: Tree - Evergreen (single-stemmed woody plants that keep their leaves during winter): Light pruning is required to maintain desired shape and to avoid branching problems such as double-leader stems. Evergreen trees can be difficult to establish. Adequate winter moisture is critical for the first 2-3 years until the roots establish. If there is a dry winter check the root ball with your finger for moisture before watering. Monitor for pests and diseases.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 12-15' tall x 2' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: No
Localscapes: Tree, Foundation Plant, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Blue-green, Dark Green

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Low (1/2" every 10-14 days)
Salt Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • JVWCD Building
  • Design Path
    • Hardscape Exhibit
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter