Juniper, Rocky Mountain
Category: evergreen tree Size: small
Mature Size: 20-40' x 3 - 15'
Zone: 3 - Growth Rate: slow
Elevation (if known): 4,000' to 8,000'
Water: Tolerates dry and droughty soils.
Soil : Well-drained.
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
Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; CSU