Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'

Skyrocket Juniper

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow, most of the J. scopulorum cultivars will average 6-12" per year.
Mature Height - 15'
Mature Width - 2'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious or dioecious; male has 6 stamens
Fruit - Cones nearly globular, to 0.33" across, dark blue, ripening in the second year, containing 2 triangular, reddish brown, prominently angled, grooved seeds
Leaf -
Fall Color - Bluish green mostly acicular needles
Bark - Reddish brown or gray, shredding but persistent.
Other Features - Probably the most narrow columnar juniper available, a 15' plant may be only 2' wide at base. Reminds of a blue rocket sitting on the launching pad.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Withstands drought conditions very well, same requirements as other Juniperus. Roots readily from cuttings.
Native Habitat - Dry, rocky ridges, on the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains from Alberta to Texas, westward to the coast of British Columbia and Washington, and to eastern Oregon, Nevada, and northern Arizona. Introduced 1836.
Diseases and Insects - Phomopsis blight, canker caused by Botryosphaeria stevensii, also serves as an alternate host for cedar apple rust.
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Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Juniper.
- Other plants of the family Cupressaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Juniperus.
- Other plants of the species Juniperus scopulorum.