Questions and answers

How tall does Skyrocket juniper grow?

How tall does Skyrocket juniper grow?

about 30 feet tall
This cultivar of Redcedar is an evergreen probably growing to about 30 feet tall in a columnar form and spreading only to six or eight feet when given a sunny location (Fig. 1). ‘Skyrocket’ has silver-blue foliage in the spring and summer which develops a brownish tint in winter in the north.

What does a Skyrocket juniper look like?

The juniper “Skyrocket” is probably the narrowest juniper variety available. The foliage is bluish green, scale-like, and aromatic when crushed. Like most junipers, it develops tiny rounded, bluish gray cones that resemble berries. Many gardeners are even growing Skyrocket juniper as part of a mixed container display.

How wide does Skyrocket juniper get?

Although it seldom needs pruning, with age (and conditions) ‘Skyrocket’ can get leggy and wider than its advertised 2 to 3 foot (60 – 90 cm) spread. This cultivar originated in the wild.

Is Skyrocket juniper fast growing?

Best of all, it’s fast-growing, claiming nearly a foot of growth or more per year. The Skyrocket Juniper is a favorite for urban gardens and spaces where a tree with a wide base is not wanted.

How far apart do you plant Skyrocket junipers?

–Recommended Spacing : Spacing of approx 2 1/2 feet apart is recommended for most privacy screen or border plantings.

Are Skyrocket junipers Hardy?

Juniper scopulorum, or Rocky Mountain Juniper, is highly valued for its vigor, cold hardiness, and resistance to disease and pests. Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.

When should I fertilize my Skyrocket junipers?

Upright junipers such as Skyrocket Juniper grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone or Holly tone to provide the extra acid that junipers crave. Fertilize Skyrocket Juniper again in late summer to mid-fall.

What can I plant next to Skyrocket juniper?

Plants with blue flowers, berries or leaves make good companion plants for juniper. When you are looking for juniper plant companions, think about bamboo. Bamboo species, particularly dwarf bamboo plants, are also good choices for juniper companion plants.

Can Skyrocket junipers prune?

Cut them off near the trunk with the clippers. Remove broken branches several inches into healthy growth. Take care not to prune any stem or branch back to old wood. Skyrocket juniper will not regrow from old wood and if too much foliage is clipped, it will die.

Do junipers need a lot of water?

Watering. Evergreen junipers are extremely drought tolerant and prefer their soil on the dry side. Junipers need weekly watering for the first summer to develop an extensive root system. After the first summer, most junipers can rely on natural rainfall and fog for moisture.

Can you shape a Skyrocket juniper?

Pruning Skyrocket Junipers Use hand trimmers or power trimmers to trim off the ends of the branches to cut down the Skyrocket juniper to a smaller size. Skyrocket junipers can grow high enough to block sunlight from reaching other plants, and may require pruning to maintain the desired height.

Can junipers be overwatered?

Junipers may suffer from overwatering; branches might even die and turn brown. If drought is severe, a deep watering of about 1 inch will help plants retain their healthy green growth, but water should never stand under their low-growing branches.

What kind of tree is a skyrocket juniper?

Juniperus scopulorum ‘Skyrocket’. Overall Description. This plant has a tall and extremely narrow, columnar growth habit. Its short, compact, silvery blue foliage is evergreen with virtually no change from season to season.

What can you do with a skyrocket tree?

Once established, ‘Skyrocket’ is drought tolerant and is often used as a screen or windbreak for full sun, in place of the more common Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), especially beyond the cypress’ USDA Zone 7 limits.

What kind of conifer is best for small garden?

Juniperus scopulorum ‘Skyrocket’ makes an excellent ‘exclamation mark’ or accent in big or small gardens. This tall, narrow conifer, with blue-grey foliage is also good in containers. Use it as a single specimen, group in threes or stagger in a row along a narrow driveway or behind a swimming pool.

What kind of birds like a dwarf conifer?

They love to munch on the foliage! The tree is dense, with a pyramidal shape and clusters of small seed-bearing cones. Smaller cultivars include Golden Globe, Hetz Midget and Tiny Tim. Why we love it: It has a classic conifer look, provides generous coverage for birds and offers plenty of cultivars to choose from.