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This upright Skyrocket Juniper is perfect for tight spaces or urban landscapes. It’s beautiful color stands out among the other plantings in your yard. It is extremely hardy, and low maintenance too!

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Juniper 'Skyrocket'

Upright Juniper that is Extremely Drought-Resistant

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This completely maintenance-free juniper is ideal for areas where height is wanted yet there is no room for a wide based tree.

Skyrocket juniper is a rare plant in which you achieve height without sacrificing ground space. With a mature height of over 15 feet this tree is great for privacy screens and windbreaks. The drought resistance on this upright juniper is unmatched in its class. Once established it is able to withstand long periods without water.

The dusty blue-green color of the foliage is an attractive point for this tree. The colors remains all year without browning or fading away.

The skyrocket juniper is absolutely maintenance-free, you will never have to trim, stake or prune to keep your tree looking beautiful. Skyrocket is also pest free with no known problems or insects to infest your plant.

If planted in full sun, it will continue to impress you year after year. It is, however, able to handle small amounts of shade throughout the day.

Skyrocket juniper is ideal for urban gardens and spaces where a tree with a wide base is not wanted. There is always a perfect place in your garden for this juniper. Plant in beds or in foundation plantings, even along with your shrubs to achieve a one of a kind look.

With an extremely quick growth rate, your juniper will reach mature size within 10 -15 years. That is nearly a foot of growth or more per year.



Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Mature Width: 2-3 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Juniperus Virginiana Skyrocket
Does not ship to: AZ, CA
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-9
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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

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Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Juniper 'Skyrocket' can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Juniper 'Skyrocket'


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Juniper 'Skyrocket'.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Juniper 'Skyrocket' gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Juniper 'Skyrocket' again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Rod in Stillwater, MN
We planted 12 Skyrocket Junipers to screen out our neighbors house. They are planted on a slope in an area that gets blasted will sun all day long and gets little water. These trees have survived and thrived through two Minnesota winters and one very dry summer. In two years these trees have tripled in size. We are going to plant more of these on the back of our property!

By: Billy in Reno, NV
I purchased five of these Junipers from Fast Growing Trees in August of 2008. They are a living fence in the front yard between the neighbors house and mine. I planted the little 1 gal. plants and they were around 18 to 24" tall. It is now a year later and they have doubled in size both in height and width. They also withstand the hot Nevada sun and winds year-round. I am sold on them and plan to order more for another narrow space.

By: Donna in Golden, CO
I was a bit hesitant to buy from an on line grower as I like to personally inspect plants before purchase. I was very pleased that the height was on the upper end, most of the trees were almost 5. They are a bit skinny but Im sure will fill out over the summer. Great job!

By: Jimmylbb
We planted 17 of these around our fenceline to shield our view of our neighbors and I love them. They are growing tall and so beautiful!!!! Will reorder more!!!!

By: Rick Platte
Planted 9 of these about 5yrs. ago in various spots in my yard. If I had to do it I wouldn't bother, no matter where their planted over time they start to lean and grow towards the sun (the south), the north sides have thinned and the bottoms have died off. Not worth the investment.

By: Mia Estes
The trees were well packaged but small when they arrived. We planted them in the late fall last year and they have grown well this spring and summer despite the heat here in Northern Virginia. A very pretty dusty blue green color with a dramatic shape.

By: Rosemary Clausen
Great little trees... After reading comments on how these are great little trees I had to buy some. As some of the reviewers I too have neighbor issues and needed privacy. I planted 4 that when full grown will answer my prayers! NO MORE PEEPING NEIGHBORS!.. I have to give praise also to the shipping. They were packaged neatly and were secure. No room for movement. There was no brown or broken branches. I am so please with my purchase, if you are hesitant on buying these trees DON'T!! Buy NOW!!! this company is AWESOME!!

By: Jeffery Gatewood
I really like the color of the foliage.I ordered 3 they were just planted this spring 2012.They have just started growing,hopefully they will put on more height next summer.

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