|Juniper - 'Upright - Medora'|
|A compact upright, columnar evergreen shrub with soft textured bluish-green needle-like foliage all season long and showy blue berries, excellent for difficult landscape and garden situations, makes a great tall evergreen hedge in full sun|
|Medora Juniper in a Garden Setting|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Juniperous scopulorum - 'Medora'|
|Height 10ft (3m)||Spread 3ft (1m)|
|summer leaf colour - powder blue||Fall leaf colour - powder blue|
|Fruit - small blue||Bark - peeling grey|
|Blossoms - Innocuous||Fragrance - juniper|
|Habit - Upright columar||Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this shrub?||Eyecatching evergreen hedge, fearture tree, verticle accent|
The Medora Upright Juniper has attractive powder blue foliage that remains all year long. Neither the flowers, fruit or peeling gray bark contribute significantly to the appearance
This Upright Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone. It is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and although it looks great without pruning, it is possible to shape it into some really cool contortions. Pruning should be conducted in the early spring after the threat of really cold weather has past. Deer don't particularly care for this plant.
The Medora Upright Juniper will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, 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.
Fascinating Foliage Facts
This particular cultivar was selected from the badlands of North Dakota
|Price last updated on Feb 09, 2014||Listing of Evergreens|