Juniperus scopulorum 'Medora'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us skop-u-LO-rum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This very narrow, columnar Juniper is available in natural or spiral form. A dramatic, almost architectural plant that is much like the classic Italian Cypress but far more cold hardy. Line them up into a dense hedge for a windbreak or privacy screen or use the spirals as a formal accent. Use as a vertical accent for naturalistic landscapes of mixed conifers.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, 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, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Narrow, Columnar Conifer|
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; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 7