Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' / Blue Arrow Rocky Mountain juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' is a fairly fast growing, narrow, upright selection of Rocky Mountain juniper with dense branching holding bright, Blue-green foliage and silvery berries in winter. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 to 15 feet (4 - 5 m) tall and only 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 15 to 18 inches (37 - 45 cm).

'Blue Arrow' is a good choice for those wanting a formal, Mediterranean-style garden, but live in a climate that is too cold for Cupressus sempervirens to survive.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in 1949 at Pine Grove Nurseries, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA. Many growers consider it to be an vast improvement over the older, ubiquitous, Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket.'

Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow' a nice, blue-green formal, upright conifer.
Photo by Paramount Nursery, Inc.