An improved selection with tight, bright blue foliage and a very narrow, upright form. Perfect as a tall, narrow screens where space is limited. Makes a colorful addition to the garden. Evergreen.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This outstanding columnar form is the Italian Cypress of colder climates for lending a decidedly formal or Mediterranean character to gardens.. Plant as a hedge for tall narrow privacy screen. A beautiful dark green background for beds and borders. Use a matched pair to flank art, fountain or gateway. A popular candidate in small irregular groups soften corners and highlight entries in foundation planting. Produces an exceptional dark background for brightly colored accent shrubs and garden art.
Combine this beauty with large deciduous shade trees such as Tulip Tree, (Liriodendron tulipifera), Crimson King Norway Maple, (Acer platanoides 'Crimson King') and River's Purple European Beech, (Fagus sylvatica 'Riversii'). For floral accent group it with the city tolerant Columbus Magnolia, (Magnolia x veitchii 'Columbus'), O'Neill Red Horse Chestnut, (Aesculus x carnea 'O'Neill Red') and Akebono Yoshino Cherry, (Prunus x yedoensis 'Akebono').
The species J. virginiana is known as Eastern red-cedar and is native to the entire eastern half of the United States. Today it boasts upward of 40 different varieties valued for their cold hardiness. Skyrocket was introduced in 1949 and is counted among the many cultivars once classified under J. scopulorum and later assigned to the J. virginiana. This is an improved form of popular J. virginiana 'Skyrocket' developed by Pine Grove Nurseries.
Juniper berries are the source of flavoring in gin. Its foliage and wood also contain rich volatile oils that make these plants resistant to decay and nearly drought proof.