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Juniper 'Skyrocket'

Juniperus Virginiana Skyrocket

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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.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

2-3 ft.

Growth Rate:

Fast

Drought Tolerance:

Great

Botanical Name:

Juniperus Virginiana Skyrocket

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

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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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
Purchased
over 4 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
Growing Zone:
6
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
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Growing Zone:
7
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
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Growing Zone:
5

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Juniper 'Skyrocket'


Juniper 'Skyrocket' Planting Diretions

You’ll find the Juniper Skyrocket to be a majestic columnar evergreen to be easy to grow and maintain. A drought tolerant specimen, it adapts well to a variety of soil conditions making it a versatile choice for landscapers throughout a diversity of regions.

Location: Plant your Juniper Skyrocket in a location that receives partial sun, full sun if possible to promote faster growth. Soil preference is not an issue with this variety, so long as the soil is not continuously wet.

Planting Instructions:
1) Choose a location that gets six hours or more of direct sun each day.
2) Dig the hole twice the width of the root ball and deep enough for the soil line around the trunk of the tree so that it sits even with the surface of the surrounding ground.
3) If the soil is clay and doesn't drain well, place a layer of gravel at the base of the hole. Next, mix in a large amount of gravel with the soil adding compost and mix it into the soil you removed to dig the hole.
4) Loosen the long roots by hand around the bottom of the tree. Carefully set the Skyrocket into the hole and fill it back in with the soil and compost mix.
5) Tamp the ground around the Skyrocket by hand to remove any air pockets that may have formed in the soil.

Watering:  A thorough watering once a week will help keep the soil properly moist. Water the tree regularly for the first two years of growth. This will help the tree’s roots system develop and increase the tree’s drought tolerance. Spread a good layer of mulch around the base of the tree.

Pruning: Though the Skyrocket can tolerate pruning, the tree actually looks best when allowed to grow and assume its natural shape.

Fertilization: Use a granulated fertilizer specifically formulated for evergreens.  Apply once in the early spring in accordance with the package directions.

Pests:  Insects commonly known to pester skyrockets include bagworm caterpillars, juniper scale, juniper webworm and spider mites. For bagworm and webworm control, simply inspect the tree and remove by hand when present. Insecticides typically don’t work to control these pests. For scale, a systemic insecticide can be applied during the growing season. A dormant oil can also be applied in the winter. In the instance of mites, treat with a miticide.

Tips:
*Skyrockets work great as a screen when planted in narrow side yards between homes.
*Makes a terrific windbreak plant in a wide spectrum of climates.
*For Mediterranean-inspired landscapes in colder climates, use Skyrocket instead of Italian Cypress for a hardy alternative.
*Plant this juniper in matched pairs or on four corners of a central courtyard.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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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.
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 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.
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.
Does the Skyrocket Juniper withstand wind in exposed areas?
Amy M on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are wind tolerant.
does this kind grow berries?
Stephanie H on Sep 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will produce blue berries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My driveway and my neighbors driveway are not connected. They have a strip of grass (that is, I'm guessing) about 2 feet wide. The gravel is pretty solid across both driveways. I'm sure that when I start digging, I will hit gravel rather quickly. I need a privacy screen of some type up there. Will these "Skyrocket Junipers" do the trick. Will the gravel be an issue? Driveway is probably 4 car lengths, how many should I plant?
Donna M on Nov 17, 2017

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