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    Juniper 'Skyrocket' for Sale


Juniper 'Skyrocket'

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-t- Planting Mix
Juniper 'Skyrocket' Planting Mix

Helps your Juniper 'Skyrocket' get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-9

Growing Zones 4-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15 ft.

Mature Width:

2-3 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Juniperus Virginiana Skyrocket

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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!

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
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!
December 31, 2012
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!!!!
December 31, 2012
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
December 31, 2012
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!
December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
Growth Rate
Planting these was one of the smartest things I ever did
I live in central Pennsylvania and here the regional big box stores promote evergreens that are for the zone below mine and those are too risky to plant because of increasing brutally cold winters here. The Skyrocket Juniper that I planted several years ago have done amazingly well and I admire them every day. They have withstood several summers with 4 heat waves and record low cold. I planted three on the corner of my small front yard several years ago and they prevent people from seeing into my house as they walk down the street. Their fast growing height is wonderful and their width is perfect in scale with my single Victorian house that has a neighbor that is too close and way too nosy. I'll plant more of these on my property line this spring in the narrow space between my house and the un-neighborly one to ensure the most privacy year round. Planting these has been one of the smartest things that I have done and they blend beautifully with the other kinds of fast growing evergreen trees that line my property. Installing a fence would have been very troublesome, expensive and unnatural and these skyrocket juniper are a miracle alternative. Privacy is priceless and a small investment in these trees is money well spent .
March 3, 2015
Pottsville , PA, US
Growing Zone:
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.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
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
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Vulnerable to spider mites
I love my Juniper Skyrockets! But watch out for spider mites. These can really go after the young foliage. My neighbor has a huge natural juniper tree that is a permanent host for these pests, and the organic sprays I've tried (2 different kinds that were supposed to target Spider mites) don't do it. Now I use Bonide Systemic Insect Control and that seems to do the job, tho I'm not happy about using real pesticides. If you are planting your trees in an isolated place, they will probably do just fine. But if you are planting them near to other established junipers, you may have to do some pest control for the first few years while yours get established enough to fend off the munchers! I would also say the Skyrockets really do prefer the sun. Mine are across a gradient of sun exposure, and the ones at the sunny end have grown much faster than the ones with more shade. It is a wonderful tree and worth the TLC.
May 23, 2015
Rocky Point, NY, US
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
December 31, 2012
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
December 31, 2012
Richton Park, IL, US
over 4 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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'.

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.

Questions & Answers

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how big do roots get on a Sky Rocket Juniper?
nikki o on Oct 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sky Rocket's roots are a little wider than the width of the foliage, so the roots will grow about 4 feet across, or perhaps slightly wider for a mature tree. They very seldom bother pipes, pavement or foundation if you allow at least 4 feet from the house or pavement.
how big is the syrocket juniper when shipped? Is this suitalblefor zone 6?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
Do deer like to eat them?
Donald W on Mar 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sky Rocket Juniper does not rank high on the list of favorite foods for deer, so it is considered deer resistnant. However, deer will eat it (as well as anything else!) when hungry enough.
can this be trimmed to keep at about 6 ft?
s k on Mar 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can trim it to your desired height.
will this do well potted?
christina R on Mar 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this tree is small enough and has a small-enough root system to make it a viable choice for growing in a large pot. Also, trees grown in containers grow smaller than those grown in the ground, as the roots, which determine the size of the plant, are constricted by the pot size. Since it will get no nutrients from the ground, you will have to be sure to provide adequate water and nourishment to your plant to keep it looking good over the years.
Can Skyrocket survive in a container?
minaG on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this tree is small enough and has a small-enough root system to make it a viable choice for growing in a large pot. Also, trees grown in containers grow smaller than those grown in the ground, as the roots, which determine the size of the plant, are constricted by the pot size. Since it will get no nutrients from the ground, you will have to be sure to provide adequate water and nourishment to your plant to keep it looking good over the years.
Do I get a discount for ordering alot of trees at once? Need 100 trees that grow fast for privacy. Wanting the trees to start at least 3 ft
Patricia C on Sep 16, 2015
Could you ship me 2 foot plant plus ? Are they in stock ??
Jeffrey T on Oct 30, 2014
Juniper 'Skyrocket' Why can't this tree be shipped to California?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Different states have different laws and regulations, especially those concerning agricultural products. California is huge in the agricultural industry, and it protects its growers with more and stricter regulations than most other states. There are many plants that it will not permit over its borders for various reasons, and the Sky Rocket Juniper happens to be one of them.
Skyrocket Juniper good for north side with lots of shade?
crjfood on Jul 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They don't do very well in the shade they need A decent amount of sun I moved them to a sunnier area
Are skyrocket juniper salt-tolerant?
D k on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these are salt tolerant.
is this deer resistant?
S S on May 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have 9 of these out front between my deck and a steep slope. So far I have had no deer trouble, but these junipers are vulnerable to spider mites drifting in from a giant juniper on my neighbor's property. The mites chomp away at young foliage. I have tried various organic remedies but no luck, so I finally went over to the Dark Side and apply Bonide Systemic Insect Control. That seems to work OK - the spider mite damage has stopped, and I'm just hoping my little guys get back into the swing of things!
when will this be available to buy?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: We apologize but we do not have a clear indication currently as to when we will have these available . We will most likely have them ready by Fall.
I would like to maintain a height of 2' is that possible with trimming over a long period of time or will the trunk gradually become to large?
Ron F on Dec 27, 2014
If I want to plant a screen, how far apart do I plant the skyrocket junipers?
Roxana H on Oct 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'd say about 2 feet apart. It depends on how many you order at once/how they ship them. I ordered a bunch with my first order and they were shaved down to fit the box so those are kind of scrawny but I had one shipped by itself and that one is nice and full. If you want a thick screen, I would stagger your line and plant them closer. Hope this helps!
If sun hits only upper part of skyrocket juniper, is this OK?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes that would be fine that is where it hits on mine and it is doing well.
does this kind grow berries?
Stephanie H on Sep 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Stephanie,
I have not seen any berries yet, our Juniper bushes have been growing along our
foundation since 2013, they look very pretty, but are still quite small.
I think you will be happy with this attractive bush. Ours are in full sun.
Can the Skyrocket Juniper be planted near in ground sprinkler systems?
Ric L on Oct 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have my two Skyrocket Junipers planted within 1 foot of an under ground sprinkler system. I do not plan to allow my junipers to grow over 4-5 feet tall. I will keep them trimmed to that size. I don't see that being a problem for the sprinkling system. If you have no plans to keep them trimmed, and they grow very large, then perhaps that could be an issue.
Does the Skyrocket Juniper withstand wind in exposed areas?
Amy M on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are wind tolerant.
Planted my 18"Skyrockets last fall a yr. ago I don't see any new growth, used your planting method, should I fertilize around them this fall to hasten growth?
Eleanor E on Nov 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Fertilize your Sky Pencil Holly tree once annually with a slow-release fertilize
how tall and wide is it at maturity?
Laynio G on Oct 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Juniper Skyrocket will be about 15 ft tall and 2-3 ft wide at maturity.
I want to my skyrocket juniper at about 12 ft will the handle this allright?
Ed G on Nov 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can keep it pruned at 12 foot.
how much planting mix would i need for 6 juniper skyrocket trees (1-2 ft)?

how is the planting mix best applied?
Henry W on Aug 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Half a bag of planting mix would suffice for a 1-2 ft Spartan Juniper. The mix is best applied if mixed in with your natural soil. This way our tree will get nutrients while getting adjusted to your natural soil.
Could I make a hedge of mixed junipers? Say skyrocket, spartan, and witching blue?
Greg F on May 30, 2016
I ordered skyrocket Juniper a couple of years ago. They are doing well, but branches are spreading out, rather than maintaining a columnar effect. Is it okay to prune to maintain the columnar effect?
Lori B on May 30, 2016
If I want to remove a sky rocket juniper, how deep is the root system. Is it close to the surface of the ground like a pine tree or do the go deep?
camion on Apr 1, 2016

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