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JUNIPERUS scopulorum 'Cologreen'

Image of Juniperus scopulorum 'Cologreen'

Family

Cupressaceae

Botanical Name

JUNIPERUS scopulorum 'Cologreen'

Plant Common Name

Rocky Mountain Juniper

General Description

Soft to the touch and greener than many other junipers, ‘Cologreen’ maintains the rugged strength and resilience of its parent, Rocky Mountain juniper. Developed in Colorado, this fast-growing cultivar is especially well-suited to dry, cold climates and rocky soils. It features a dense, symmetrically conical form and scaled, bright green foliage which is more delicate in appearance than that of many other junipers.

Growing best in full sun, Rocky Mountain junipers are adaptable to a range of soils, provided they are well-drained. The columnar form of ‘Cologreen’ makes it a fine choice for privacy screens and windbreaks. It is also terrific for adding structure, vertical interest and year-round beauty to waterwise plantings and rock gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Needled or Scaled Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    15'-20' / 4.6m - 6.1m

  • Width

    5'-7' / 1.5m - 2.1m

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, North America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Pyramidal

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Fruit Color

    Blue

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No