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Juniperus virginiana 'Blue Arrow'

Red Cedar

Outstanding blue-green foliage along with an incredibly easy to grow nature makes this narrow, upright Juniper stand out in the landscape. 'Blue Arrow' is drought and deer resistant and can easily tolerate seashore and roadside salt conditions. Fall berries are sought after by native songbirds.

Benefits

  • Superb blue-green foliage color
  • Narrow, upright form is perfect for narrow spots
  • Group plantings provide great hedging
  • Native songbirds love its fall berries
  • Deer resistant, while providing great cover
  • Drought resistant once established

Height
12-15 Feet

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Spread
18-24 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Native Range

Old fields, pastures, roadsides, balds, and margins of swamps from Maine south to Florida and west to the Dakotas and Texas.

Native Trivia

This form of Eastern Red Cedar is prized for its reddish-brown and aromatic heartwood that is commonly used for cedar chests and closets because it repels insects. The wood is also used for interior finish, fence posts, poles and pencils.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Songbirds
Deer Resistant
Plan Sub Group
Conifers
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Soil
Well-drained
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Habitat Collection
Songbird
Foliage Color
Blue-green
Uses
Accent
Drought tolerant
Edging
Evergreen
Hedge, screen
Salt tolerant
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin