Small blue berry
Brown with shredded scales
Where: Dry areas in
of the Cascades
leaves are arranged in opposite pairs. They are green or gray-green,
with no resin dots like those on Western Juniper.
The cones form
small,soft, juicy berries that are blue and coated with a white film.
The bark is
redish-brown. On larger trees, it breaks into flat ridges with long
it grows: Rocky Mountain
Juniper is not common in the Northwest. It grows in a few mountainous
in central Washington and the northeast coners of Oregon
and Washington. It also grows throughout much of the Rocky Mountains.
several popular cultivars of this species. It is also a popular bonsai
The name scopulorum
refers to "tree growing
in rocky ground."