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Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping'

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Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping') at Bachman's Landscaping

Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping'

Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping'

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Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping') at Bachman's Landscaping

Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping' bark

Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping' bark

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 15 feet

Spread: 12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 4

Other Names: Colorado Redcedar


An unusual evergreen accent shrub with pendulous branches and soft textured bluish-green foliage which droops from the branches; may take a number of years to reach optimal appearance, for accent use only, but makes one heck of an accent

Ornamental Features:

Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are ornamentally significant but remain bluish-green through the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring right through to late winter. The peeling gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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 high maintenance tree that will require regular care 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.

Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Plant Characteristics:

Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 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 tree 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 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.

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