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Moonglow Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'

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Moonglow Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Moonglow Juniper

Moonglow Juniper

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Moonglow Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow') at Green Haven Garden Centre

Moonglow Juniper foliage

Moonglow Juniper foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  17 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Colorado Redcedar

Description:

A narrow pyramidal evergreen shrub, with soft textured silvery-blue needle-like foliage and attractive blue berries, a great vertical accent for difficult landscape situations, makes a great tall evergreen hedge

Ornamental Features

Moonglow Juniper has attractive grayish green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Moonglow Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Moonglow Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Moonglow Juniper will grow to be about 17 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features