Moonglow Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'

SKU
05275
Exceptionally showy, silvery blue foliage on a broad pyramidal form makes this a highly attractive landscape accent, excellent for screens, hedges, and group plantings. This tough plant has a dense, compact-branching habit that resists grazing by deer. 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 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasGive this robust gray 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. Include a topiary form of this plant in a porch or entryway container planting. As its name suggests, the silver-gray foliage will reflect light under strong moonlight.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, 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); 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. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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