Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'
Skyrocket Rocky Mountain Juniper
Grace Church Lancaster, 911 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster PA
This gorgeous plant, trimmed into a spiral topiary, is a cultivar that originated in the wild (found and named by Schuel Nursery, South Bend IN in 1949). Skyrocket is a narrowly conical selection of Rocky Mountain Juniper (sometimes 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 feathery 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.