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Table Top Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Table Top'

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Table Top Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Table Top') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Table Top Juniper foliage

Table Top Juniper foliage

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Colorado Redcedar

Description:

An attractive flat-topped semi-upright spreading evergreen with dense reaching branches that give it a dramatic effect; silvery blue foliage hues contrast large spaces between branches giving a great depth perception

Ornamental Features

Table Top Juniper has attractive silvery blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Table Top Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Table Top Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Table Top Juniper will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
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