Tree Detail

Juniperus scopulorum


Juniper, Rocky Mountain

Juniperus scopulorum   

Category: evergreen tree   Size: small

Mature Size: 20-40' x 3 - 15'

Zone: 3 -   Growth Rate: slow

Foliage: grey-green

Elevation (if known): 4,000' to 8,000'

Water: Tolerates dry and droughty soils.

Soil : Well-drained.

Sun: Full

Comments: variable growth habit, often upright to columnar; male and female flowers on separate plants; found on dry mountain slopes and mesas; berry-like fruit important food for small mammals and birds. "Wichita Blue" is an attractive variety.

Warnings: Be careful if planting as street tree. There are several instances (such as outside City Hall) where the tree base hangs out over the street and/or sidewalk.

Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes

Street Tree? yes   Street Tree Conditions: Only if plenty of room.

CO/NM native? yes   Native to: Western US

Known Locations:

Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; CSU