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Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'

SKYROCKET JUNIPER

Buy Skyrocket Juniper online. A common variety that has been planted in landscapes for many years.The foliage is silvery blue throughout the entire year. Skyrocket is a narrower growing juniper and used to flank entryways or can be planted against the walls of tall buildings. Skyrocket is a fairly fast grower and like most junipers tolerates drier conditions.This is a scopulorum variety and prefers growing in drier climates like New Mexico, Colorado.Buy USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9 online.

Height:

15-18 Feet

Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Rough
  • Exfoliating
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
  • Upright Growing
  • Columnar/Narrow Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Blue
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
  • Blue
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Blue
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Blue
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Fragrant
  • Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Conifer
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Prefers Dry Soils
  • Low Water Use
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Year-Round
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Wind/Dust Break
  • Border Plant
  • Sound Barrier
  • Accent Plant
  • Provides Shade
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
  • Mass Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Juniperus is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Skyrocket is very narrow in growth and not recommended for windbreaks.