Rocky Mountain Juniper

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Quercus gambelii

  • Landscape Size: 15 to 20’ feet tall and wide
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Uses: Waterwise, Accent Tree
  • Heat Tolerance: High
  • Water: Low-medium water.
  • Growth: 18”-24”
  • Zone 3-9.
  • Elevation: 5,000-8,000ft

Screen parking lots and undesirable views!
Excellent small tree.
Should be used for variety of landscaping.

Small, informal, rounded crown. Best used in a mass planting.
Grows well on dry slopes.
Fits perfectly in small spaces and residential areas.
Tolerates extremely dry desert conditions but will grow faster if given deep regularly watering and if soils are improved with the help of Soil Secrets.
Grows well in most soils, including alkaline, loamy, sandy, welldrained, and clay soils.

Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) is a New Mexico Native evergreen reaching 35′ tall and 15′- 25′ wide, growing 6″-12″yearly. It has dense green or greenish blue foliage that turns purplish-brown in winter. Separate male and female trees. It is long-lived up to 2000 years. Thrives in heat, wind, and tolerates drought. Needs good drainage. Low to regular water. Hardy to USDA Zone 3.

rocky mountain juniper