Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'
conical pyramidal juniper with intense bluish-gray-green foliage. Color
so intense it almost glows - one of our favorites!!! Excellent as an
accent plant, or planted as a screen or fence border. Holds good color
through the winter with very, very minimal bronzing.
Does especially well in the plains states of the midwest, as well as in the Rocky Mountain regions.
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 12 - 15 ft
Mature Width: 3 - 5 ft
Growth rate: Moderate ( 4" - 10" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun preferred, but will tolerate some partial shade as well.
Soil Preference: Average
to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended
Foliage Color & Texture: Very nice silvery bluish green foliage year round.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: None to mention.
Diseases / Insects:
Phomopsis blight, canker, as well as cedar apple rust have all been
noted to appear on this variety. Many J. scopulorum cultivars seem to
have some trouble in dealing with high heat & humidity, as well as
high night time temperatures of the southeast.
Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.