Moonglow Juniper

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Upright Arrow of Gorgeous Color Moonglow Juniper!

  • Upright Pyramidal Evergreen
  • Narrow Columnar Profile
  • Dramatic Silvery-Blue Foliage
  • Graceful Soft Foliage
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Ornamental Blue Berries
  • Full Sun Verticle Accent
  • Great Hedge & Privacy & Windbreak
  • Xeriscaping & Low Water Needs
  • Deer Resistant North American Native Selection
  • Great for Topiary!
  • Benefits Birds & Great Shelterbelt Tree
  • Salt and Urban Condition Tolerant

Straight as a silver arrow, the Moonglow Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow') provides incredible color and upright form, plus superb texture for your landscaping needs!

Fine-textured branches of this Juniper have scale-like, overlapping leaves that range from silver blue to silver-green year-round. Feathery appearance and deceivingly soft, Moonglow adds a cooling, soothing texture.

Accented by silver-blue berries, these evergreens are an amazing sculptural element for the garden! With dense, compact branching habit and upwards pointing branching, Moonglow Juniper trees are attractive landscape accents!

Not to mention you'll enjoy that fresh, citrusy Juniper smell! Snip a few branches for floral design or crafts!

How to Use Moonglow Juniper In The Landscape

For structural and architectural garden presence, Moonglow is a radiant backbone for your garden beds and borders. Moonglow is conducive to pruning so these dramatically colored plants can be used for topiary.

Upright, skinny, and pleasingly pyramidal shaped, there's no garden that won't have room for a few of these space-saving trees! Moonglow easily fills gaps with refreshing color, texture, and motion!

The soothing color highlights everything planted before it! Especially blue, purple, yellow, and pink plants! Pair in a monochromatic garden among other silvery blue-green foliage for an amazing display!

An alternating double row of Moonglow and Blue Arrow Junipers fringed in Blue Star or Grey Owl Junipers, creating an intriguing and formal privacy hedge that will boost curb appeal big time!

A narrow growing specimen and focal point on its own, plant Moonglow among other evergreen plantings, perennial beds or your mixed-shrub borders.

Use as anchoring plants for your garden beds and foundation plantings like a silvery exclamation point standing out among the rest of the green! Zen gardens highlight these symmetrically growing, uniquely hued trees and they add sound, motion, and relaxing solitude to your meditation nooks.

Perfect for screening and hedging, you and that neighbor you're looking to hide, will both benefit from the opulent color and privacy! Use as "Living Walls" for Outdoor Garden Rooms and add tranquil seclusion!

Deer resistant, you'll have no worry about using these en masse, as windbreak and shelterbelts, or as perimeter plantings to frame and define your property in style! Birds will appreciate the habitat and shelter!

Salt tolerant, coastal areas and that 'hell strip' along the road will not be an issue for Moonglow. Plus highly urban environment tolerant, Moonglow really does shine along the road for slim privacy that won't take up much space.

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Moonglow Juniper is an amazingly cold hardy and rugged tree! Also known as Colorado Redcedar, these evergreens are an adaptable, drought-tolerant selection of the native species. Thriving in USDA hardiness zones of 4 through 7.

Full sun trees, Moonglow grows to about 18' tall, making them suitable under power lines. Slower growing, but long-lived, they're in it for the long haul!

Native, hardy Junipers are tolerant of both moist and dry locations, they will require well-drained soil! Junipers are great for Xeriscaping due to their low water needs and display high tolerance to urban pollution.

Adaptable to a wide range of soil types, the root system easily handles any well-drained medium. Alkaline, acidic, or even poor, gravel soil, salt, pollution, and drought, Moonglow can thrive in any condition except soggy soil.

Not minding dry conditions, it is best to protect your investment by providing supplemental watering in extreme heat and in extended periods of drought. Fertilize with an organic, slow-release fertilizer in spring and a light mulching around the root system will insulate it from heat and cold.

For amazing structure, dramatic color, and fabulous versatility, take aim at the amazing Moonglow Juniper! The slim profile and high style will easily find a home in your landscape!

Call Nature Hills Nursery right away before these impressive plants are gone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Moonglow Juniper Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Juniperus scopulorum 'Moonglow'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 18 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Silver Blue
Fall Color Blue
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring