Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Juniperous scopulorum (Rocky Mountain Juniper)

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Coniferophyta Conifers

Class

 Pinopsida

Order

 Pinales

Family

 Cupressaceae Cypress family

Genus

 Juniperus L. juniper

Species

 Juniperus scopulorum Sarg. Rocky Mountain juniper

This is a tree form of juniper, which is most commonly found in Rocky Mountain regions, but can sometimes be found lower in dryer areas of Puget Sound, USDA zones 1-10.

Known for its reddish brown shredding bark and unusual size of up to 30-40, this juniper needs a little more space to reach its potential.

The crown is more tight and rounded than most junipers and along with its divided trunk, can have a very sculptural appearance.

The scale like needles are gray green and fragrant, and the berries are a bluish color.

Plant Rocky Mountain Juniper in an open, sunny, well-drained site.

         
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