Rocky Mountain Juniper
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A Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) is a type of juniper that is native to North America.

These evergreen trees can grow up to 35 feet tall and have a spread of up to 20 feet. They have a light greyish-green colour and a scaly, reddish-brown bark. The leaves are needle-like, and the cones are small, berry-like, and green when immature.

Rocky Mountain Junipers thrive in dry, rocky habitats such as hillsides and cliffs. They are often found in association with pinyon pines, ponderosa pines, and quaking aspens. They are typically most visible from late fall through winter when their foliage is the most colourful.

These stunning trees are a sight to behold and can be enjoyed by visitors throughout North America. To see a Rocky Mountain Juniper in its natural habitat, visit one of the many national parks or forests that boast these lovely trees. For a truly unique experience, take a hike on the Juniper Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park and marvel at the junipers in all their majestic glory!

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Geeky Facts about the Rocky Mountain Juniper

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Adult, scale-like foliage varies in color from dark- to bluish- or light-green.

Fact 2

Aboriginal people used the wood of Rocky Mountain juniper for making bows, clubs, and spoons.

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The fruit is eaten by many species of birds and other animals.

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