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Juniper 'Skyrocket'

Juniperus Virginiana 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 Rocket™ 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
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15 ft.

Mature Width:

2-3 ft.


Full Sun


2-3 ft.

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Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Juniperus Virginiana Skyrocket

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Upright Juniper that is Extremely Drought-Resistant

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!

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Customer Reviews

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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!
January 1, 2013
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!!!!
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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!
January 1, 2013
over 3 years ago
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
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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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 years ago
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
over 5 years ago
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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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
Richton Park, IL
over 5 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.

Planting & Care

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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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
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: Prune in early spring before its buds open. Trim back branches to enhance the tree's natural shape,
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.
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
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.
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.
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 love these junipers. I actually have one full-grown one in my front yard and it's about 45 feet tall with a base that's no more than 4 ft. It's right up near my house and doesn't cause any problems with the root system. So if I were to grow a row of them which would be beautiful, I guess I'd plant them 4 ft apart. They are maintenance free!
How quickly do these grow? If j bought at 2-3 feet how long to mature?
Kacie V on Mar 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They can grow more than 1ft per year once established.
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
BEST ANSWER: Though the Skyrocket can tolerate pruning, the tree actually looks best when allowed to grow and assume its natural shape. So it could that it's just going thru a growth spurt, and will beginning to fill out.
Does the Skyrocket Juniper withstand wind in exposed areas?
Amy M on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are wind tolerant.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Can you ship to Newfoundland Canada?
Alison on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately we only ship inside the United States.
What month of the year is the to plant multiple Junipers to make a wall in Zone 7 Lavallette N J near the water 08735 ? yes
Doctor Don on Sep 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Spring/Fall is a great time for planting.
Are these juniper berries edible?
Valerie F on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Juniper berries are edible.
Can these survive in a large pot, or do they have to be planted in the ground?
Mellybelle on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can survive in a large pot.
Could I make a hedge of mixed junipers? Say skyrocket, spartan, and witching blue?
Greg F on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can make a hedge.
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.
Can I plant these close to a patio and pool ... do the roots run deep??
Bella on Jul 19, 2017

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You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

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