The Rocky Mountain Juniper is sometimes confused with Red Cedar. However, there are several differences. When it comes to the Rocky Mountain Juniper, branches grow more upright, are smaller, tends to produce the same color year round, and grow at a slower pace than Red Cedar.
Rocky Mountain Juniper trees are favored for their erosion control, windbreak capabilities, landscape accents, bonsai features.
Rocky Mountain Juniper are unique as they continuously create fruit all year long. Their fruit serves as emergency food for many species of birds and other wildlife throughout the winter.
History & Lore
This tree is native to the North American Rocky Mountain range and the Northwestern Great Plains range.