Juniper virginiana Skyrocket

'Skyrocket' Juniper
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

15-20′ x 3′


Full sun


Medium, Low Water

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #3, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones


Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


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.

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