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Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) is a large needled evergreen found high in the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Texas in dry gravelly and rocky soils.  The cultivated variety of the wild type, Juniperus scopulorum 'Wichita Blue', is a much smaller version of the species often used in horticulture as a screening shrub or as a wind break in water-wise gardens.  Its pyramidal form and bluish color make it appealing, while its ability to sustain itself for lengths of time without irrigation makes it a popular selection in drought-prone areas.  The cultivar is also bred to be dioecious, i.e., male, so it does not flower and does not produce cones which some people consider messy.


The cultivar of this species is famously easy to care for with few pests and diseases to worry about, little if any pruning, and supplemental irrigation only while being established. When looking for an attractive alternative to an old standby such as arborvitae, the 'Wichita Blue' Rocky Mountain juniper is a tree to consider for your next landscaping project.

Juniper, Blue - #1 pot

Excluding Sales Tax
  • All items must be picked up at that Yuma County Conservation District, 247 N. Clay St., Wray, CO 80758

  •  The YCCD does not guarantee the survival of trees/plants. We take care in supplying healthy quality trees/plants to each customer. Once trees/plants leave the YCCD it is the responsibility of the customer to make sure that they are correctly planted and properly cared for (refer to YCCD website). No refunds once trees/plants leave YCCD property. All orders are final.

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