Rocky Mountain juniper - Cupressaceae Juniperus scopulorum

Foliage

Rocky Mountain juniper Foliage

Bark

Rocky Mountain juniper Bark

Twig

Rocky Mountain juniper Twig

Fruit

Rocky Mountain juniper Fruit

Form

Rocky Mountain juniper Form
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Taxonomy

FamilyCupressaceae
GenusJuniperus
Speciesscopulorum
Common NameRocky Mountain juniper
iTree CodeJUSC2

Plant Form

FormTree or shrub: conical crown to bushy crown
Height50 feet
Spread30 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliagedark green or bluish green scale-likeLeaf Type Information IconScale-like
Needles0
Barkbrown and shredding or peeling, red/orange underneath
BudBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigslender, flexible, peeling bark with age
Flowermale and female on same tree or separate trees (monoecious or dioecious)
Fruitsmall 1/3", round cones, blue with whitish bloom; ripen in second year
Fall Colorgreen, bluish

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin5.0SoilLow
Max6bMax8.5SprayLow

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntolerantHighNo

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginCanada, United States
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