Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'         

Skyrocket Rocky Mountain Juniper

Grace Church Lancaster, 911 Rohrers- town Road, Lancaster PA


Len Eiserer


This gorgeous plant, trimmed into a spiral topiary, is a cultivar that origi- nated in the wild (found and named by Schuel Nursery, South Bend IN in 1949).  


Skyrocket is a narrowly conical selec- tion of Rocky Mountain Juniper (some- times misidentified as Virginia Juniper, Juniperus virginiana).  The plant can grow 15-20 feet with only 2-3 feet of width.  The Grace Church specimen is already 12 feet tall and, with its feath- ery silver-blue foliage and spiral shape....a stunning tree!


This amazing species is drought-resistant, maintenance-free (if not a topiary), pest-free, fast-growing, and ideal where space is limited.