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Juniperus scopulorum 'Pathfinder'

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jew-NIP-er-us skop-yew-LOR-um
Description

This narrow shrub with leaves in flat sprays has striking bluish-gray foliage seldom damaged by deer.  The dense foliage is fragrant.  Trees can be referred to as male or female.  Attractive to birds, this is considered to be a desirable wildlife plant.  Its branch strength is rated as medium, and the possibility of root damage is rated as low.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Litter from the drier fruit can be an issue.  Insect issues include aphids, beetles, borers, and spider mites.  Diseases affecting this plant are root rot, rust and armillaria (mushrooms).

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#fragrant leaves#rabbit resistant#wind tolerant#deer resistant
 
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#evergreen#drought tolerant#fragrant leaves#rabbit resistant#wind tolerant#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    scopulorum
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Dense
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Small white or blue cone.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Grown for foliage, its flowers are inconspicuous. Flowers are dioecious (male or female)
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Bluish gray foliage in flat sprays
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    exfoliating or striated
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Screen/Privacy
    Shade Tree
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Rabbits
    Wind