- Wildlife Tree
- Gorgeously Rustic Look
- Aromatic Native Evergreen
For a pure Western experience, use Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorm) in your landscape. The bold, rounded columnar shape of this beautiful native tree fits in beautifully with today’s smaller lots.
Use this by itself as a specimen tree near your deck, or plant in a mixed shelterbelt with Eastern Red Cedar, Chicksaw Plum and Colorado Spruce. Just give it well-drained soil and as much sun as you can give it for best results. Once it’s established, it’s a rugged, hardy, drought tolerant tree that you won’t have to fuss over.
You’ll love the pitch-perfect aroma and silvery color of the blue-green needles. Local bird population will appreciate the thickly held foliage for nesting and protective shelter. Birds also eat the tiny berries produced by the female trees.
Plant 5 feet apart to create a solid screen, measuring from the trunk of one to the trunk of the next. It’s wonderful in wild rock gardens and to create year-round structure in a native butterfly garden.