Table Top Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum 'Table Top'
Table Top Juniper foliage
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Colorado Redcedar
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
Table Top Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter.
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;
- Mass Planting
- 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.