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Blue Point Juniper

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Blue Point Juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’)A beautiful evergreen shrub for the garden with characteristic blue-green needle-like foliage and blue berries; unique conical growth habit, great for form and color in the garden; needs full sun

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
12 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Juniperus
Species:
chinensis
Cultivar:
Blue Point
Summer Foliage Color:
sea green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
pyramidal
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Density:
dense

Ornamental Features

Blue Point Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. It produces powder blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Point Juniper is a dense 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.

Planting & Growing

Blue Point Juniper will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

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 not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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