About This Plant

Juniperus virginiana ‘Skyrocket’, commonly known as the Skyrocket Juniper or Eastern Red Cedar ‘Skyrocket,’ is a narrow, columnar evergreen shrub or small tree. It belongs to the cypress family (Cupressaceae) and is native to North America. Skyrocket Juniper is admired for its striking, tall, and slender growth habit. It typically reaches heights of 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) but only spreads to about 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) wide, giving it a distinctive, pencil-like shape.

The Story

Leaf

The foliage is composed of dense, silvery-blue, scale-like leaves tightly arranged along the vertical branches, that retain their colour throughout the year.

Produce

The Juniperus virginiana ‘Skyrocket’ produces small, berry-like cones as its fruit. These cones are typically blue-green and are clustered along the upright branches of the tree. The fruits are fleshy and contain seeds within.
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