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Skyrocket Juniper (spiral)

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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

Characteristics

Species:
scopulorum
Other Species Names:
Colorado Redcedar
Average Landscape Height:
15 feet
Average Landscape Width:
24 inches
Genus:
Juniperus
Cultivar:
Skyrocket (spiral)
Branching:
excurrent
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
columnar
Canopy:
leggy
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Summer Foliage Color:
powder blue
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Skyrocket Juniper (spiral) is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive powder blue evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Skyrocket Juniper (spiral) is an evergreen shrub 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.

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 shrub 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.

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