Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'Item #5275 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Exceptionally showy, silvery blue foliage and broad pyramidal form makes a most attractive landscape accent, excellent for screens, hedges and group plantings. This tough plant has a dense compact branching habit that resists grazing by deer. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rumPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 20 ft. high, 8 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:Does not flowerDesign IdeasGive this robust gray Juniper lots of space. It is a rugged and reliable plant for large-scale screening, massive hedges and windbreaks. Also works well as a single specimen in lawns or in conjunction with other groundcovers. Use as a corner element streetside or to interrupt long fence lines. Include a topiary form of this plant in a porch or entryway container planting. As its name suggests, the silver-gray foliage will reflect light under strong moonlight.Companion PlantsPlant alongside other Western natives that tolerate poor, sandy soil and low water. Blanket Flower, Snowberry, Coralberry, California Pepper Tree, Butterfly Weed and Penstemmon. Plant in a container with purple foliage plants and burgundy and magenta bloomers.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory:Juniperus scopulorum is commonly known as Rocky Mountain Juniper. It is native to Western North America from Canada down into Northern Mexico. It grows naturally at an altitude of 500m - 2700m.