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 somewhat vertically creating a very tight form. Requires little maintenance and retains its shape quite well. Prefers drier soils, avoid overwatering. Due to its uniformity, 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 x 2' wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: No
Deer Resistant: No
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: No
Localscapes: Tree, Foundation Plant, Perimeter Plant

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
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter