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Skyrocket Juniper Trees


If you’re interested in spending more time enjoying your yard and less time caring for it, the low-maintenance Skyrocket Juniper is a perfect choice. This forgiving tree will reward you with hassle-free greenery for years to come.

The stately Skyrocket Juniper columnar evergreen grows rapidly to 20 feet, but rarely exceeds 20 inches in width. Dense, gray-green foliage makes the Skyrocket Juniper an attractive and versatile plant for landscaping your yard.


Gardeners use it in narrow, hard-to-fill spaces but it also does well as a wind-blocking hedge for your yard too. Elegant and easy to care for, the skyrocket juniper needs little from humans but admiration; it is resistant to deer and drought.

Once the Skyrocket Juniper is well-established, it’s extremely drought tolerant, As it will grow beautifully in most conditions with only very occasional watering. It grows best in full sun, although it can tolerate some shade. The Skyrocket Juniper is cold-tolerant, too.

If your ready to add a juniper to your yard, call Arbor Hills Trees and Landscaping. We are located in Omaha, Nebraska.



Star Magnolia shrubs and trees


Magnolia stellata, also known as star magnolia, is a shrub or small tree that is slow-growing and native to Japan. These have large, white or pink fragrant flowers with 12-30 thin petals that bloom early in March. Before these flowers bloom, in late winter, this tree begins to grow groups of fuzzy buds waiting to blossom. The flower, once bloomed, requires shelter from frost and wind, which can discolor the blooms.

Star Magnolias grow anywhere from 10 to 20 feet with an 8 to 15 feet spread with a rounded crown shape for a tree or a large oval to rounded shrub. They are best grown in moist, well-drained organic soil in full sun to partial shade, and are intolerant of most urban pollutants. Star Magnolias require medium maintenance of pruning, which should be done after flowering to avoid ridding the tree of its buds that are set for the next season. They grow best when protected from high winds, and it is best to avoid planting these in southern exposures where the buds may open too early in late winter.

Remaining small and compact for several years, Star magnolia is a great flowering tree for a small yard. These can be incorporated with other trees and shrubs into a planted bed for a great look. Try planting near a dark background such as a brick wall or darker trees to show off the flowers. Star Magnolias are great to plant near your patio or deck, where you can enjoy the flowering scents all season long.

For expert advice and the best opinion on where to put your Star Magnolia, consult an Arbor Hills Trees consultant today.

Regal Prince Oak Trees, a great tree for limited space


The Regal Prince Oak is a cross between a Swamp White Oak and the Columnar English Oak, and can grow up to 50 to 60 feet tall and a width anywhere from 15 to 20 feet. It has a stronger as well as fuller branching structure than other trees in the same category. The two-toned green leaves create a beautiful contrast. These leaves turn yellow and orange in the fall.

The Regal Prince is resistant to mildew, and is most used for the excellent columnar form. This tree often planted in rows to provide wind breaking, screening to block unsightly views, or just to provide a formal look to the landscape. The dense foliage can help muffle traffic sounds.

This tree is perfect for narrow or confined spaces. When planted alone, or in rows, these trees have perfect vertical design.
For more advice on what tree to plant and where, consult the professionals at Arbor Hills Trees today.