JUNIPER: BLUE VASE
LATIN NAME: JUNIPERUS CHINENSIS ‘BLUE VASE’
This hardy evergreen shrub has striking steel-blue foliage especially in summer. Its upright growth habit with a vase-like shape grows to a height of 4-5 feet (4-5 feet wide). Best performs as a wind or privacy screen, wide border plant, and medium shrub.
Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-9
This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Once mature, shearing is recommended to maintain desired shape.