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Skyrocket Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'

Pronunciation: ju-NIP-er-us
SKU #05400
4-9

Good to grow! 5

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OVERVIEW
Description 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. Requires very little care, once established.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Columnar
STYLE
Landscape Use Privacy Screen, Windbreak
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.
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Rose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Catmint (Nepeta)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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