Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'
Skyrocket Juniper, Blue Rocky Mountain Juniper, Blue Upright Juniper
- Main interest:
- columnar habit, blue-green evergreen foliage, all year-round colour
- full sun
- Soil humidity:
- dry to moist soil; well drained
- Flower colour:
- brownish yellow
- Mildly fragrant
- Flowering period:
- bluish green
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 10 ft (3 m) width: 4 ft (1.2 m)
- vertical accent, specimen, narrow hedge, screen
Skyrocket Upright Juniper, also known as Rock mountain Juniper is useful as dramatic vertical evergreen accent. Its narrow, columnar growth habit makes it a wonderful choice for those tight areas along walkways, and in small gardens. Group for privacy screens, and hedges.
Growing to 10 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide, it displays lovely, bluish green foliage, which is slightly bluer in late spring. The pollen cones are produced in early spring and are up to 4mm long. The seed cones are dark blue, berry like, and are up to 1cm in diameter. It is very attractive to birds. It is tolerant of urban pollution. It is particularly tolerant of hot sunny sites.
Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket' is a cultivar of Juniperus scopulorum which is native from Alberta and British Columbia.
Also known as: Blue Columnar Juniper, Rocky Mountain Red Cedar, Colorado Red Cedar, Western Red Cedar, River Juniper, Western Juniper, Seaside Juniper, Cedro Rojo