Juniper: Blue Vase Latin Name: juniperus chinensis ‘blue vase’
The Basics 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.
The Needs 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
The Care 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.