Sky High™ Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum 'Bailigh'
Sky High™ Juniper
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Height: 15 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: Colorado Redcedar
Group/Class: First Editions Series
A strongly columnar evergreen shrub, with soft silvery-blue needle-like foliage all season long; a standout accent in the landscape, improved variety of Rocky Mountain juniper; requires little pruning to maintain its narrow shape
Sky High™ Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive powder blue evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain powder blue throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.
Sky High™ Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Sky High™ Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Sky High™ Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.