Skyrocket Juniper- Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket' B&B 7/8'

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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. Requires very little care, once established.

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.

Details:

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.

Deciduous/ Evergreen

Evergreen

Foliage Color

Blue-green

Garden Style

Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic

Growth Habit

Columnar

Growth Rate

Moderate

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

Water Needs

Low

Watering Needs

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

Key Feature

Narrow, Columnar Conifer