Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Lore||It should be noted that there is a difference of opinion among nurserymen and horticulturalists regarding the classification of the two species Juniperus virginiana and J. scopulorum. 'Blue Arrow' and 'Skyrocket' juniper are two of several cultivars classified as J. scopulorum, but often classified under J. virginiana. Proper classification is likely Juniperus scopulorum. Juniper scopulorum, or Western Redcedar, is highly valued for its vigor, cold hardiness, and resistance to disease and pests.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Narrow, Columnar Conifer|
Easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9