Junipers – Upright

Junipers vary in size and shape from tall trees to columnar or low spreading shrubs with long trailing branches. They are evergreen with needle-like and/or scale-like leaves. Sandy’s Online Nursery offers three varieties  from low and spreading to tall, for your landscape needs

Blue Point | Blue Vase | Skyrocket

Blue Point Juniper

Blue Point Juniper has many uses, from hedges and screens to specimen plants.  They will tolerate a variety of soil conditions.  Deep, fertile soil is preferred by any plant, but upright junipers will grow in sandy, rocky or clay soils. They don’t like excessive moisture and tolerate dry conditions well once established.

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JunipersBlue Point Junipers

Latin Name: Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’
Growth Habit: very hardy; pyramidal or columnar shape
Key Notes: withstands drought & windy conditions better than most upright junipers.
Uses: privacy borders, wind screens, as well as accent & group plantings.
Winter Coloring: very minimal bronzing.
Mature Height: 10-14 ft
Mature Spread: 4-5 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun preferred, will accept part shade as well
Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic – well drained
Easy-to-grow evergreen shrub.
Moisture: 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.
Shear annually to maintain desired shape.
Hardiness Zones: 4-9

Blue Vase Junipers

Latin Name: juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Vase’
Hardy evergreen shrub
Foliage: striking steel-blue especially in summer.
Growth Habit: upright with a vase-like shape
Mature Height: 4-5 feet
Mature Width: 4-5 feet
Uses: wind or privacy screen, wide border plant, and medium shrub.
Sun Exposure: thrives in full sun and will tolerates shade
Drought tolerant once well established
Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil; not tolerant of overly wet soil.
Moisture: 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.
Shearing: to maintain desired shape
Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Skyrocket Junipers

Juniper: Juniperus scopulorum ‘Skyrocket’
Growth Habit: Narrow Columnar evergreen tree.
Foliage: Blue- green.
Mature Height: 15-18 feet.
Mature Width: 2-3 feet.
Spacing: 2 feet apart privacy screen.
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast 1-2 feet per year once well established.
Sun Exposure: Full sun.
Soil Conditions: Prefers well-drained soil; adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions.
Tolerances: Drought once well established & high levels of pollution and salt spray.
Pruning/Trimming: Trimmed to a desired height and/or sheared in the fall, but not necessary.
Fertilizer: Suggest a well-balance fertilizer like a 10-10-10 or 13-13-13. Feed in spring and fall.
Uses: Decorative accent and ideally for wind or privacy screen.
Moisture: Regular water schedule the first few growing season until well established. Once established water maybe needed occasionally, but more often during a drought or extreme heat conditions. Mulching is recommended to detour weeds, keep the moisture content high, and temperatures low.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9.

Sandys Nursery Online offers junipers in a variety of sizes from starter plants to 1 gallon and from single plants to lots of 30.

Plants are generally shipped within 1-4 weeks after payment has been received. Depending on their status and the time of year. We ship Mon-Wed depending on your location. If you have any question on when your order will be placed on our shipping schedule contact us at

And In Conclusion – Sandys Online Nursery wishes you Calm Weather and Happy Planting!

Planting Tips

  • First, always make sure to pick a planting area that is best for the plants growth needs. (ie. soil conditions, drainage, sun exposure and moisture requirements
  • Because roots need room to grow, make sure to always dig a hole the same size deep as the plants root ball and twice as wide
  • Also make sure the plants root ball is even or just above the areas ground level because you don't want to plant too deeply
  • Backfill with the remaining soil and any added mixture like compost, black cow or even regular potting soil
  • Water in the plant well because this will help remove any air pockets that may remain after back-filling.
  • In addition, watering will depend on the type of plant that you planted.
  • Most, but not all, will need a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. if you like in an area with high rainfall, do not over water.
  • Finally, mulching is recommended to deter weeds and keep the moisture content high, also to keep temperatures low.