Skyrocket Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Cupressaceae
Plant Description: Columnar, upright-growing evergreen shrub. Scale-like leaves vary in color from grey-green to blue-green. Branches grow upward creating a dense, columnar tree perfect for formal landscapes and areas needing wind and privacy screens. The spread can vary within this cultivar. Requires little maintenance and retains its shape quite well. Prefers drier soils, avoid overwatering. It works well in formal settings.
Plant Care: Light pruning is required to maintain desired shape and to avoid branching problems such as double-leader stems. Evergreen trees can be difficult to establish. Be sure to provide adequate water for the first two or three years. Monitor for pests and diseases.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Mature Size: 15' tall and 3-12' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: No
Localscapes: Tree, Foundation Plant, Perimeter Plant
Foliage Color: Blue-green, Gray-green

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Park Strip and Entrance
  • Maintenance Path
    • Maintenance Matters
  • Planting Path
    • Avoiding Erosion

Garden Staff Tips & Insights:

Wrapping this tree in winter and not allowing snow to sit heavily on the branches will help this juniper maintain a more narrow shape.
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter