Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database

Juniperous scopulorum (Rocky Mountain Juniper)


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 Juniperus scopulorum Sarg. Rocky Mountain juniper

This is a tree form of juniper, which is most commonly found in Rocky Mountain regions, but can sometimes be found lower in dryer areas of Puget Sound, USDA zones 1-10.

Known for its reddish brown shredding bark and unusual size of up to 30-40, this juniper needs a little more space to reach its potential.

The crown is more tight and rounded than most junipers and along with its divided trunk, can have a very sculptural appearance.

The scale like needles are gray green and fragrant, and the berries are a bluish color.

Plant Rocky Mountain Juniper in an open, sunny, well-drained site.

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