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Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer

Blue Rocky Mountain Juniper Trees
  • From £139.99 (ex VAT)

This award-winning small Juniper tree boasts vivid blue, evergreen foliage and an attractive very narrow, columnar shape. Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' is a very useful tree for screening, adding structure or creating a focal point. These Juniper trees look great planted alone as a specimen tree or in groups of two or three for a formal garden theme. 

Blue Arrow, also known as the Blue Rocky Mountain tree, is tightly columnar in habit and will grow to around 2.5 x 0.5 metres in 20 years. Any well-drained soil in full or part sun will suit and this tree can tolerate some drought and exposure.

AKA Blue Rocky Mountain juniper, Blue Arrow juniper, Upright Blue juniper, Juniperus virginiana Blue Arrow

  • Common name: Blue Rocky Mountain Juniper tree
  • Great for: Year round interest, structure and colour
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.5 x 0.5 metres
  • Foliage: Steel blue-green, evergreen aromatic foliage
  • Soil: Prefers a well-drained site but suitable for most soil types
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade

Planting Advice for Juniperus scopulorum Blue Arrow Trees

Our pot grown Juniperus scopulorum Blue Arrow can be planted at any time of year. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help Blue Arrow establish more effectively, sprinkle Mycorrhizal fungi in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree. Unless it is a particularly exposed location, there is no need to plant Blue Arrow Juniper trees with a stake and tie.

Aftercare Advice for Blue Arrow Juniper Trees

If you’re planting Blue Rocky Mountain Juniper in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits to aid watering.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Juniperus scopulorum Blue Arrow Trees

Blue Arrow Juniper trees may benefit from light pruning to maintain their columnar shape if required. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches from your Juniper tree as and when you see them.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Form: Bush Supplied Size: 120-150cm Root type: 18L pot* Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Price £139.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 120-150cm 18L pot* £139.99 (ex VAT)
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Form: Bush Supplied Size: 150-180cm Root type: 30L pot* Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Price £159.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 150-180cm 30L pot* £159.99 (ex VAT)
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Form: Bush Supplied Size: 200-250cm Root type: 30L pot* Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Price £199.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 200-250cm 30L pot* £199.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)