S & J Nursry’s Juniper Blue Point
For Northeast Florida Landscapes
( Juniperus Chinensis ‘Blue Point’)
Juniper Blue Point Origins:
– Chinese Juniper
Juniper Blue Point Preferred Exposure:
– Blue Point Juniper will prefer full sun locations in the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscapes. Although like some other Juniper varieties. Blue Point
Juniper will tolerate light shade, most Juniper plants will tend to grow “leggy” and sparsely foliated over
time when not receiving a full 6- 8 hours of direct sun each day.
Juniper Blue Point Foliage:
– Dense blue green foliage adds color and texture to the landcape
Juniper Blue Point Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:
-Juniper Blue Point will thrive in sandy well drained soils.
– salt tolerance unknown
– Drought tolerant landscape selection.
Blue Point Juniper Class Size Variance:
-Juniper Blue Point can reach sizes of 10-12 feet high | 6-8 feet
wide at the base tapering to an almost pointed tip giving the plant its name.
Juniper Blue Point Growth Habit:
– Slow growing Juniper is densely foliated and has a tapered oval or tear drop
Blue Point Juniper Growth Rate:
-Juniper Blue Point shrubs are slow to moderate growing. It may take a little
patience with these guys in the landcape when planting from a smaller pot but they are worth the wait in the
– Be sure when planting Blue Point Juniper in the landcape to allow room at
the base for its eventual width by either planting scarcely around its base or adding plants easily
transplantable to another location once the juniper begins to fill in.
Juniper Blue Point Water Requirements:
-Juniper Blue Point will require water when first planted as all shrubs in
the North Florida landscape but will quickly establish itself in the landscape with minimal care and is drought
tolerant once established in the landscape.
Best Uses For Juniper Blue Point in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St.
Augustine area Landscape:
– Use as a specimen for a landscape accent or in mass plantings as a hedge/
privacy screen or drought tolerant windscreen.
– Low maintenance landscape plant.
Care of S & J Nursery’s North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine
– Shrubs can be planted in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St.Augustine area at
any time during the year. In normal and well draining soils dig the hole as deep as the root ball and two to
three times as wide. Plant the top of the root ball level or slightly higher than the surrounding soils. When
planting in poorly drained soils make sure to plant your shrubs a minimum of 3 inches ABOVE the surrounding soil
– Water every day during the establishment period. For most 3 gallon size shrubs in
the North Florida landscape in average soil, that is neither heavy clay that holds water or really sandy that
will take 2-3 weeks of daily watering to ensure that your newly planted shrub will begin to put out new roots
and grow into its new home happily. After the first few weeks begin tapering back your watering to every other
day then every third day and so on until your newly planted items are flourishing without your assistance.
– If planting larger shrubs you may need to extend the initial care a bit longer to
protect your investment and get your shrubs off to the best start possible.
– IMPORTANT: If planting shrubs in heavy clay soils that hold allot of water after a
rain or irrigating, remember to check the soil for moisture by sticking your fingers into the soil near the root
ball of the newly planted shrub down to 2-3 inches. If it remains wet from the previous watering wait for the
top 2-3 inches to dry out before watering again.
– IMPORTANT: When planting shrubs into poor sandy soils be sure to amend the
planting hole by mixing compost or cow manure etc. with the native soil that will go back in the hole around the
new plants root ball when installing your shrub material, this will not only give your new shrubs good soil to
grow its new roots into but help it hold water.
– When planting shrubs from containers be sure to loosen the roots as much as
possible pulling loose roots away from the root ball before installing your new plants, if the roots are to
tight to easily loosen with your hands use a knife to cut a few slits into the root ball being careful to go all
the way from the top to the bottom and making the cut at least an inch deep. This will ensure that your plant
will immediately begin to form new roots into its new surrounding soil.
– Mulch newly planted shrubs whenever possible.
– Fertilize each spring with a mixture of milorganite and a slow release poly coated
plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food, sprinkling the fertilizer around the mulch
circle underneath the foliage of the tree
– Prune as needed to shape each spring and or summer.