• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Narrow, Columnar Conifer
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 26, 28, 31 - 43
    Growth habit:Columnar, Narrow
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasThis thin columnar Juniper fits into very difficult places such as narrow side yards between homes. A super windbreak plant in both cold or hot climates. A hardy alternative to Italian Cypress in Mediterranean-inspired landscapes. Try planting in matched pairs or on four corners of a central courtyard. Makes a super vertical accent in mixed conifer gardens.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
  • 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
    Lore:
    It should be noted that there is a difference of opinion among nurserymen and horticulturalists regarding the classification of virginiana and scopulorum. 'Blue Arrow' and 'Skyrocket' juniper are two of several cultivars classified as J. scopulorum, but often classified under J. virginiana. Proper classification is likely Juniperus scopulorum. Juniper scopulorum, or Western Redcedar, is highly valued for its vigor, cold hardiness, and resistance to disease and pests.