Iowa Juniper is a conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its unique texture. It has blueish-green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain green throughout the winter. It produces powder blue berries from late spring to late winter, which are not messy.
Iowa Juniper is a single-stemmed evergreen tree with a narrowly pyramidal growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
Iowa Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.