Rocky Mountain Juniper
Catalogue A#0099-040 PL21
GPS 45D 44' 1" N / 108D 37' 6" W
Origin: Native Collected from dry rocky ridge area south of I-94 and west of Pryor Creek Golf Course on Red Horizon Drive
Common name: Rocky Mountain Juniper
Location: Old Pond-north of Black Walnuts and Austrian Pine
Number in accession: (4) Original (2) Surviving
Notes: Original planting included (1) in old Medicinal Garden (died out)
This 12 inch Rocky mountain juniper provides overall benefits of: $44 every year.
The common juniper may be a shrub or small tree. This is one of the most commonly found junipers throughout the world. It's typically found in dry, rocky, wooded hillsides or exposed slopes. The oil from the fleshy cones is used as flavoring and to make gin.
Tree or Plant Type: Shrub, Tree
Native Locale: Montana and North America
Landscape Uses: Hedge, Massing, Utility, Windbreak
Size Range: Small tree (15-25 feet), Compact tree (10-15 feet), Large shrub (more than 8 feet), Medium shrub (5-8 feet)
Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Soil Preference: Acid soil, Alkaline soil
Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
Shape or Form: Irregular, Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Size & Form
Low spreading shrub or tree. Size varies by cultivar, typically 5 to 10 feet high and 8 to 12 feet wide with ascending branches.
Tree & Plant Care
Prefers open, sunny locations in light, sandy to well-drained soils, pH adaptable.
Good tolerance to windy sites.
Do not prune into center dead zone.
Disease, pests, and problems
Susceptible to juniper blight, twig blight, cedar-apple-rust, scale mites, aphids, bagworms and many other insect and disease problems.
Disease, pests, and problem resistance
Tolerant of black walnut toxicity.