Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'Item #5400 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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Stately, columnar form makes this likely the narrowest juniper available - so narrow and upright, in fact, it resembles a skyrocket! A durable and versatile evergreen with beautiful bluish green foliage, it works well grouped to form a colorful screen, or singly as a garden accent in a mixture of conifers.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-usPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 24, 26, 28, 31 - 43Growth habit:Columnar, NarrowGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 15 to 20 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Road Salt, WaterwiseFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:InconspicuousDesign IdeasThis thin columnar Juniper fits into very difficult places such as narrow side yards between homes. A super windbreak plant in both cold or hot climates. A hardy alternative to Italian Cypress in Mediterranean-inspired landscapes. Try planting in matched pairs or on four corners of a central courtyard. Makes a super vertical accent in mixed conifer gardens.Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
- CareCare InformationEasily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Needs little care and tolerates drought, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.