Cologreen Upright Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Cologreen'

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Cologreen Upright Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Cologreen') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Cologreen Upright Juniper

Cologreen Upright Juniper

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Height:  16 feet

Spread:  7 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a


A dense and narrowly columnar evergreen shrub with soft textured green foliage and abundant showy blue berries, a good compact choice for varying the skyline in difficult landscape situations, makes a great tall evergreen hedge

Ornamental Features

Cologreen Upright Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its decidedly oval form. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Cologreen Upright Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely oval form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. 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.

Cologreen Upright Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cologreen Upright Juniper will grow to be about 16 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features