Juniperus scopulorum 'Gray Gleam'
12 to 15 ft.
5 to 7 ft.
species is native to Rocky Mountains
USDA zones 3-7
hardy to 8,500 ft.
Gray Gleam juniper is an upright, pyramid-shaped evergreen tree. It has silvery-gray scales (needles) with a dense branching habit.
Developed from the native species of Rocky Mountain juniper, gray gleam juniper was selected for its more compact growth habit and slower growth rate. It can be a good choice when screening or wind protection is needed.
It is an excellent option for an extremely drought-tolerant, low-maintenance evergreen tree.
This is a good slow-growing, small evergreen tree for use in the Colorado Springs area.
Deer like to browse the lower branches, which makes the bottom narrower than the top. Protection from deer is important, especially for the lower branches.
No maintenance is usually required for these trees. Do not prune back to bare wood (all junipers require little to no pruning).