Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus sp.)

Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus sp.) (12371 bytes) Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum.) is native to dry, rocky areas along the eastern Rocky Mountain Front Range. It forms a dense conical or pyramidal formed tree that grows to 20 or 30 feet in height. Can be used for screens or hedges, or to provide a vertical accent in the landscape. Hardy to zone 3, this juniper is very pH adaptable, prefers  full sun, well-drained soil, and has moderate water requirements. Quite drought tolerant.



juniper,rocky mountain foliage (4626 bytes)    Foliage is scale-like, evergreen, with a color ranging from a blue-green to dark green. This color is maintained throughout the winter.
juniper,rocky mountain fruit (5309 bytes) Fruit is an edible berry-like cone, dark blue-black with a white bloom, that is enjoyed by both man and wildlife.
juniper,rocky mountain immature bark (4349 bytes) juniper,rocky mountain mature bark (2366 bytes) Bark is shredded, wood lasts forever when used as posts and can be added to fires for fragrance.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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