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Skyrocket Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum ‘Skyrocket’

Evergreen: Juniper (Spreading)

Height: 12-14′ Width: 2-3′
Sun: Full Sun Zone: 4

Very narrow, upright Juniper with soft, blue-green foliage. Tiny, ornamental, silvery-blue, berry-like cones. Its narrow, stately appearance makes it a great evergreen accent plant or used as a windbreak or screen in narrow spaces. Can be sheared for a more formal appearance. Tolerates dry, cold and windy conditions: a good, hardy alternative to upright cedars. Drought and Chinook tolerant once established in moist, well-drained soil; does not do well in standing water. Water regularly while establishing because they have a shallow root system. Benefits from extra water in fall to reduce damage from winter drying. Fertilize in spring with a good compost or all purpose fertilizer before new growth emerges. Little pruning needed: new growth can be sheared back lightly while actively growing in late spring/early summer to encourage more dense, tidy growth: do not to cut too far back into woody undergrowth (past where there is no green growth) as foliage will not regrow there. To correct shape, prune side branches in late winter/early spring before new growth emerges. Severe pruning is not recommended; dead branches can be pruned anytime.

Available in select potted sizes.