• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 2 ft. high, spreads 6 to 8 ft.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum
    Plant type:Groundcover, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 2 ft. high, spreads 6 to 8 ft.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasThis beautiful evergreen is a super useful cold hardy groundcover for cut slopes, banks and naturally sloping ground subject to problem runoff and erosion. Well suited to expansive borders for low maintenance weed blocker between more high profile upright shrubs. Strong grower stands up against the edges of walks and driveways. Foliage gracefully grounds larger rock outcroppings and will drape off edges of curbs and retaining walls.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, (closer for faster coverage). Control weeds with mulch until the plants cover the area.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Linnaeus first classified genus Juniperus in 1767, which contains over 60 different species from around the world. but only in the northern hemisphere. This species, J. scopulorum is a North American native tree that grows to 35 feet and was introduced in 1839 by Charles Sprague Sargent, director of Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. Its range that extends from the Rocky Mountains and into the far western high country. Like all junipers it is quite variable with many low growing forms. This cultivar was discovered by Clayton Berg and introduced by Monrovia Nursery Co. in 1986.
    Lore:
    Juniper berries are the flavoring agent of gin. It's oil was once highly valued as a medicinal and used in many compounds. It was used to line pits where Native Americans stored food for winter because its oils prove a natural insect repellant.