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Beautiful Blue-Gray Color Year-Round
Why Juniper ‘Wichita Blue’ Trees?
Thick and full, the moderately-sized, upright-growing Wichita Blue Juniper creates an impenetrable screen or windbreak but is short enough to not interfere with power lines. A row of these Junipers will add vertical interest along fences, streets and beyond, performing as screens or windbreaks.
And it's not limited to your outdoor landscape: you can snip a few branches for Christmas greenery to add beautiful blue-green color and fresh Juniper scent to your decorations.
Evergreen, long-lived and deer resistant, the Juniper stands out year-round. Silvery blue foliage shines, with none of the common winter bronzing. Plus, because the Wichita Blue typically lives 70 years or more, it's a lifetime landscape staple. Though deer aren't attracted to it, numerous birds will forage on the silvery blue berries in late summer and winter, providing a graceful show of wildlife.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
We’ve planted, grown and shipped our Wichita Blue with an intact root system for maximum health. By the time it arrives to your door, it’s already ready to grow. And our Juniper Trees are perfect without pruning but is customizable to your desired look.
So, you’ll receive a healthy shrub with a well-developed root system, ready to plant and grow vigorously for you. Order your own 'Wichita Blue' Tree today!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: The Wichita Blue should be planted in a sunny spot. Full sun is preferred and moist or well-drained soil. If planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes 5 to 6 feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the trees where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
Dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least three times the width. Organic mulches, such as wood chips or pine needles, also help to better soil structure as they decompose. Position the tree into the hole and hold it straight. Begin back filling the hole, tamping down the soil as you fill to prevent any air pockets from forming.
Finally, water the planting site to completely settle the soil and then mulch around the base. Mulching helps retain your soil's moisture and assists with keeping competitive growth away such as weeds and grasses.
2. Watering: The Juniper Wichita Blue is suited to most soil conditions and will happily live anywhere that is not too wet. This shrub is drought tolerant once established and should be monitored for signs of additional watering if necessary. Simply follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system - generally, watering once weekly will suffice.
3. Fertilizing: Wichita Blues need to be fertilized every few years. It's best to fertilize early in the growing season with a well-balanced fertilizer.
4. Pruning: Pruning is only necessary to preserve a trim pyramidal shape, removing a dead branch, or if you want a more formal hedge. Height may also be managed through judicious pruning.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $129||$19.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||15-25 ft.|
|Mature Width:||6-8 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ,CA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||3-7 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 3-7 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Wichita Blue Junipers
We ordered the 5-6 foot Wichita Blue Junipers early in 2021. We placed two orders that totaled 18 trees. Unfortunately we both had Covid when they arrived, so we were unable to get them planted at that time. To deal with this, we temporarily planted them in larger pots with potting soil, and kept watering them. One month later we were able to get the holes dug and the trees planted. It is now November of 2022 and every tree looks great! We did not lose one tree! We planted these for privacy next to a busy road. We have had people drive by when we are in the yard, yelling and honking that they love our trees, not to mention those that actually stop and want to know what they are and where we bought them! Several of the trees are now taller than us. Thank you "Fast Growing Trees"! Excellent service and an excellent product!
Wichita Blues Rule!
GREAT COLOR for planting among other trees and really standing up to 100+temps!
I ordered 10 of the 3-4’ Wichita junipers to line my fence. All of the trees arrived at 4’ tall or taller and completely healthy. They are still thriving a month after planting. I’m so happy and can’t wait to watch them grow and to one day have a privacy hedge. I’ve already received multiple compliments from friends and family who’ve come over for a visit. I’m in Colorado and wanted a hardy tree that can withstand our dry climate and cold winters. I love them!!!
The junipers arrived looking great and I like dealing with Fast Growing Trees.
Baby Wichita Blue Junipers
I bought three of the 1-gallon Wichita Blue Junipers this past August. They arrived in excellent condition! I just planted them today, and they still look great. I'm crossing my fingers the little babies will survive our winter.