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Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Tree

Rocky Mountain Juniper
  • Now From £60 (inc 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.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
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Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied 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 tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

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

Multi Stem tree: 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 give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a 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.


Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Form: bush Size: 60-90cm Root type: 7.5L pot* Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Price £60 (inc VAT) Was £70 (inc VAT)
bush 60-90cm 7.5L pot* £60 (inc VAT) Was £70 (inc VAT)
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Form: bush Size: 120-150cm Root type: 18L pot* Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Price £120 (inc VAT)
bush 120-150cm 18L pot* £120 (inc VAT)
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Form: bush Size: 150-180cm Root type: 30L pot* Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Price £140 (inc VAT)
bush 150-180cm 30L pot* £140 (inc VAT)
Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Form: bush Size: 200-250cm Root type: 30L pot* Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' Conifer Price £160 (inc VAT)
bush 200-250cm 30L pot* £160 (inc VAT)
Total: £0 (VAT Free)