- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 12 - 15 Feet
- Mature Spread 12 - 15 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
Are you looking to add height and an evergreen conifer look to your garden, but you don't have the space for a 60 foot tree? Blue Arrow Red Cedar is well suited to add a vertical element to much smaller spaces. The blue-green evergreen foliage adds year round interest and a lovely contrast to other evergreen conifers or deciduous trees and shrubs. Red Cedar is also perfect for gardeners needing to plant near the seaside. This shrub is tolerant of salt air and windy conditions.
Blue Arrow Red Cedar is a deer resistant plant that requires very little maintenance. It is drought resistant after establishment and will perform well in a wide range of hardiness zones, from 3 -8. The Native variety of this cedar grows to great heights and is used for its rot resistant and aromatic lumber. Blue Arrow also produces berries that feed birds throughout the fall and winter.
Blue Arrow Red Cedar Care
Red Cedar cultivars prefer a full sun situation, but will tolerate shade either in the morning or afternoon. An acid pH helps to keep Blue arrow’s color blue and healthy. Very few diseases plague this Red Cedar. A well drained soil is important to keep root rot type diseases away.
Blue Arrow Red Cedar has a naturally dense upright growth habit that does not require pruning. They also look great grouped together to make an informal hedge or a windbreak. A mulch of organic compost or leaves will help these shrubs to tolerate drought conditions or hotter than normal summers.
Blue Arrow Red Cedar Spacing
Blue Arrow has a height of 12-15 feet and a narrow width of 2-3 feet. When planting together as a hedge a spacing of 3 feet on center is recommended. Planted as a specimen, this shrub can be underplanted with herbaceous perennials or other conifer evergreens.
Blue Arrow Red Cedar Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 12 - 15 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest|
|Resists: Deer, Disease|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Uses: Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Blue Arrow Red Cedar|
|Scientific Name: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA `BLUE ARROW`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.