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Cologreen Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Cologreen'

An interesting narrow, columnar form that is an effective verticle accent, screen or formal background for the landscape. Develops a handsome cone-shaped form as it matures. A durable heat tolerant and cold hardy specimen that requires little maintenance. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasVery 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 colonnade 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

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

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