• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum
    Plant type:Conifer, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy to grow and highly adaptable; thrives in slightly dry, sandy soils with good drainage. Avoid constantly wet soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart, or closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants fill in.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The species, J. scopulorum is a North American native tree that grows to 35 feet and was introduced in 1839 by Charles Sprague Sargent, director of Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. Its range extends from the Rocky Mountains and into the far western high country. Like all junipers, J. scopulorum is quite diverse with many forms within the species, from upright, tree-like shapes to shrubby and lower growing forms. This new cultivar is an excellent replacement for Blue Creeper Juniper.
    Lore:
    Juniper berries are the flavoring agent of gin. It's oil was once highly valued as a medicinal and used in many compounds. It was used to line pits where Native Americans stored food for winter because its oils prove a natural insect repellant. Linnaeus first classified genus Juniperus in 1767, which contains over 60 different species from around the world. but only in the northern hemisphere.

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