• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    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; reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasGive this robust silver-blue 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.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Juniper scopulorum, commonly called Colorado red cedar or Western redcedar, is native to the Rocky Mountains and highly valued for its vigor, cold hardiness, and resistance to disease and pests. Its range extends from the mountains of Alberta, Canada to Texas, and British Columbia south to Arizona. In the Rockies, it is typically found in dry, rocky, foothills above 5000 feet in elevation. Similar in appearance to eastern red cedar (J. virginiana), it may hybridize with it if grown in the same area.