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Rocky Mountain Juniper


Height and Spread Junipers can grow 6 to 12 metres in height and may have a crown width of 3 to 6 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Likes moist soils in full sun and is drought tolerant once established.

Form Rocky Mountain Junipers are dense, compact pyramid-shaped coniferous trees with upward reaching branches.

Flower/seeds Red, green or yellowish flowers that turn into ‘berries’.

Leaf Prickly, scaled leaves that are dark or light bluish green.

Bark/wood Bark is usually reddish-brown and in mature trees appears to be shredded.

Berries Round green/blue berries that contain 1 to 3 seeds.

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Spider mites, Rust