Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'
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 20 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Give 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic 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|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic foliage color|
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