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Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Heaven'

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Description

Juniperus scopulorum is native to the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Texas as well as British Columbia to Arizona.  It can be found growing in dry, rocky foothills at higher elevations.  Its vertical habit makes it a great selection for a small garden area or for placing several in a row to serve as a screen or sound barrier.  Cone production is heavy.

'Blue Heaven' is typically grown for its beautiful silver-blue foliage and add its ability to tolerate poor soil, heat, and drought make it a go-to selection. Its vertical habit makes it a great selection for a small garden area or for placing several in a row to serve as a screen or sound barrier.   

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Wear gloves when handling to avoid skin irritation.  Junipers are susceptible to blights.  

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#evergreen#heat tolerant#native shrub#winter interest#air pollution tolerant#deer resistant#poor soils tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#native#dry soils tolerant#erosion tolerant#shallow soil tolerant
 
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#evergreen#heat tolerant#native shrub#winter interest#air pollution tolerant#deer resistant#poor soils tolerant#rocky soils tolerant#native#dry soils tolerant#erosion tolerant#shallow soil tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    scopulorum
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Screening
    Sound
    Textural
    Wind Break
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Conical
    Erect
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Evergreen
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Vertical Spaces
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Erosion
    Pollution