Skyrocket Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'

SKU
05400
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.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us
LoreIt 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 MaturityQuickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic 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
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Catmint (Nepeta)

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

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