Rocky Mountain Juniper
Rocky Mountain Juniper is the western counterpart to the Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana). Common throughout much of the Western US, J. scopulorum is found in the Texas Panhandle and Guadalupe Mountains. Although similar to J. virginiana, J. scopulorum is somewhat smaller, tends to be have a more multiple stem habit, and may be more narrowly upright in some populations. It serves similar purposes in western landscapes as Eastern Redcedar serves in eastern and central U.S. landscapes.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, medium shrub, large shrub, upright conifer, tree, small tree, medium tree, topiary
None, produces cones.
Small globose cones.
20 ft to 40 ft
5 ft to 15 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Low Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: High Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas
Juniper blight, spider mites, bagworms, cedar-apple rust, and root rots on poorly drained soils can be problems in the landscape.
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