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Skyrocket Juniper (spiral)*

Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket (spiral)'

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Skyrocket Juniper (spiral) (Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket (spiral)') at Town And Country Gardens

Skyrocket Juniper (spiral)

Skyrocket Juniper (spiral)

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Colorado Redcedar

Description:

An extremely narrow, rigid tall evergreen shrub in spiral form, with soft blue-green needle-like foliage all season long; makes an impressive formal evergreen accent plant for the garden or landscape

Ornamental Features

Skyrocket Juniper (spiral) has attractive powder blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Skyrocket Juniper (spiral) is an evergreen dwarf tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance dwarf tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Skyrocket Juniper (spiral) is ideal for use as a garden accent or patio feature, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Skyrocket Juniper (spiral) will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This dwarf tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.