Watering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Sunset climate zones:1 - 24, 26, 28, 31 - 43
Growth habit:Columnar, Narrow
Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Special features:Bird Friendly, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Road Salt, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage color: blue green
Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Catmint (Nepeta)
Juniper V. Skyrocket grows with a stately columnar form. It is probably the narrowest juniper available as it resembles a skyrocket. It is durable and versatile. Skyrockets are often grouped to form a colorful screen or garden accent. It has short compact silvery blue foliage. It is elegant for use around entryways or gates. Juniper V. Skyrocket is sometimes also called a Blue Arrow Juniper.
It is a fast grower reaching 15 to 20 ft. tall and 2 to 3 ft. wide. Skyrocket fits into difficult places Like narrow planting areas between homes. It is a good choice as a tree for small backyards. Skyrocket is also a great tree for use as a windbreak plant. It is similar to other Junipers in that it requires a full sun exposure and will tolerate dry and arid soils.