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This upright Skyrocket Juniper is perfect for tight spaces or urban landscapes. Itís 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


The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

1 Gallon
Mar 16th, 2015
List: $ 34.90
Sale: $ 22.69
6 at $ 21.56 each
Planting Mix for Juniper Trees
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.

Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
Juniper 'Skyrocket'
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.

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

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74

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
(blue area above)

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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'.

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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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!
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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
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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!
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December 31, 2012
1 year 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
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
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!!!!
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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
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December 31, 2012
From Richton Park, IL, US
2 years ago
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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
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December 31, 2012
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how big do roots get on a Sky Rocket Juniper?
nikki o on Oct 30, 2014
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Do you have the Juniper Skyrocket taller than 1-2 ft for sale?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2014
Best Answer: We would like 5 ft to 6 ft trees do you have them
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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.
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Juniper 'Skyrocket' Why can't this tree be shipped to California?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2014
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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I want to my skyrocket juniper at about 12 ft will the handle this allright?
Ed G on Nov 10, 2014
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Could you ship me 2 foot plant plus ? Are they in stock ??
Jeffrey T on Oct 30, 2014
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how big is the syrocket juniper when shipped? Is this suitalblefor zone 6?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
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  Zone 6 March 30th
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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 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
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$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.