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Cologreen Juniper*

Juniperus scopulorum 'Cologreen'

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Cologreen Juniper

Cologreen Juniper

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Colorado Redcedar

Description:

A dense and narrowly columnar evergreen shrub with soft textured silvery-gray needle-like foliage and abundant showy blue berries, a good compact choice for varying the skyline in difficult landscape situations, makes a great tall evergreen hedge

Ornamental Features

Cologreen Juniper has dark green foliage. The scale-like leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cologreen Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely oval form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Cologreen Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cologreen Juniper will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features