Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum `Sutherland`)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
4 to 6 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
broad, pyramidal form; 15-20’ tall; 4-6’ wide; silver-green leaves; slow grower; very susceptible to many diseases in our humid climate; especially cankers and Phomopsis tip blight; short-lived

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site:
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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