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Rocky Mountain Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum           

Wildlife Value

High food value to songbirds, particularly grosbeaks and cedar waxwings.  Important escape and nesting cover for songbirds and game birds.  Use caution near apple trees as juniper is the alternate host for apple rust.  Native to western United States and Canada.

Growth form pyramidal to irregular
Crown density dense
Size 15 to 50' high
10 to 35' spread
Drought
resistance
excellent
Cold hardiness excellent
Growth rate slow
Life span long
Elevation
range
to 9,000 feet
Soil
conditions
excellent alkaline tolerance; does well on most soils
Possible insect
problems
spider mites, bark beetles
Possible disease 
problems
juniper broom rust, juniper gallrusts, juniper true mistletoe
Wildlife value high:  song and ground birds, large browsing animals
Seasonal color evergreen
Miscellany native, often has multiple stems; excellent windbreak species