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Juniperus scopulorum 'Table Top'

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

Juniperus scopulorum is an evergreen shrub that is typically used as a landscape plant in the northern and western US states.  It has a soft pyramidal habit with a variety of needle colors, including light green or gray-green to dark green to silver-blue. 

'Tabletop' has a flattened top and outspreading branches.  Its leaves are a gray-green, scale-like and compressed.  Minimal maintenance is required and is usually done to maintain a desired shape. Its neat flat top form makes it an excellent choice for a hedge. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Phomopsis blight, seiridium canker, and cedar-apple rust are diseases that may affect this plant.

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#deer resistant#poor soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
 
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Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#deer resistant#poor soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    scopulorum
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Wildlife Value:
    A bird friendly plant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Acicular
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This shrub has silvery-blue tightly appressed leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Poor Soil