Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'Item #5275 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
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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:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage 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 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.