Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'Item #5275 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Exceptionally showy, silvery blue foliage on a broad pyramidal form makes this a highly 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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rumPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.Design 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 PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils; avoid wet, soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
- 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.