Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping Blue' / Rocky Mountain Juniper

(Jacobson) In commerce (as 'Tolleson Weeping') since 1945. Very common only since ca. 1973. A tree with beautiful pendulous bluish foliage. See also Juniperus scopulorum 'Pendula'. Record: 26' x 2/10" x 26' Los Angeles, CA (1993; pl. 1969 as J. scopulorum f. rependens). lists the name of this plant as: Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Blue Weeping'.

Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping Blue' Photographed by David Stemaier in his Kansas garden, USA during October of 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier


Mary Sestito

i have been trying to find a tolleson weeping juniper to replace mine but have not been able to find one...any information would be appreciated..thankyou

Jose Andres Martinez

Hello Mary,
Today I found a few Tolleson Blue Weeping Junipers at H & H nursery in Lakewood CA.
They are available at Monrovia. I have a picture I could send to you.


I found mine at Lowe’s in Reno NV earlier this year. They are Monrovia grown in a 5 gal. pot and about 4-5’. I don’t know where you live but if it’s available online at Monrovia you can order and have it shipped to your local nursery for pick up even if you just order one plant.

Richard Chandler

This tree goes in and out of stock at Monrovia nursery. At this moment they have about 36 of them in stock. You can buy the tree through Armstrong Nursery. I just purchased 6 of them for my home in Huntington Beach CA.


Do I need to train this tree so it grows taller? All the branches are weeping at different heights so I don’t know if any of them would become a leader. I have seen a photo where an open wooden frame-like structure was build around it and the weeping branches were tied up with strings in a manner of a puppet. Any thoughts or suggestion will be greatly appreciated.