Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 20 ft. high, 8 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Pyramidal
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 20 ft. high, 8 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Silver-blue
Blooms:Does not flower
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 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.
Care Information
Follow 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:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
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.