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.