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Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket'

Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket' Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket' Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket'

Photo Locations: Leaning Pine Arboretum - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Narrow columnar shape, with blue-gray foliage.

Has fragrant Fruit and Leaf.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Cupressaceae

Tree Characteristics

Columnar Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years or more.

Leaves Scalelike, Blue Green or Silver Gray, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Purple or Mostly Blue Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Spider Mites, Armillaria, Root Rot and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Juniperus virginiana 'Skyrocket' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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