Juniperus scopulorum 'Cologreen'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Very narrow but tall columnar Juniper such as this are dramatic, almost architectural plants. They are very formal in character and more hardy than the traditional Italian Cypress used in Mediterranean gardens. Line Cologreen up tight for a windbreak or privacy screen that's narrow enough to work well in sideyards. Space them out to create a colonade or allee typical of the Yew walks in European semiformal gardens. Try as a matched pair to flank outdoor art or more spectacular flowering plants. Use as a vertical accent for naturalistic landscapes of mixed conifers, or to bring down the scale of very tall, blank building walls.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Easy Care Plant|
Easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils; avoid wet, soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 7