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Skyrocket Juniper



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Once a monthFull sunDeer resistant
  • Distinctive Columnar Shape: The Skyrocket Juniper stands out with its unique, narrow columnar form, providing a striking vertical element in any landscape. This growth habit makes it an ideal choice for creating architectural interest or as an elegant privacy screen without taking up much horizontal space.
  • Vibrant Blue-Green Foliage: This Juniper variety is celebrated for its vibrant, blue-green needles that offer year-round color and texture. Its foliage adds a striking contrast against other green plants or as a backdrop to flowering species, enhancing the overall visual appeal of your garden.
  • Low Maintenance and Drought Tolerant: The Skyrocket Juniper is highly valued for its low maintenance needs and exceptional drought tolerance once established. This resilience makes it a perfect option for gardeners seeking a fuss-free yet visually impactful plant, especially in regions with water scarcity or for xeriscaping.


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With the Skyrocket Juniper, expect a show-stopping addition to your landscape. As it matures, the columnar form and striking blue-green foliage will provide an elegant backdrop to your garden, adding height, texture, and color year-round. This low-maintenance and resilient juniper will endure the seasons with grace, enhancing the beauty of your outdoor space for years to come.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate. Typically growing at a rate of about 6 to 12 inches per year. At maturity, the Skyrocket Juniper can reach a height of about 15 to 20 feet and a width of only 2 to 3 feet.

Please note: Images on our website depict plants and trees at full maturity to showcase their expected grown characteristics. These images are illustrative examples only and do not represent the size of plants or trees upon delivery.

Pruning: is not typically necessary for the Skyrocket Juniper, as its natural columnar form requires minimal shaping. However, if needed, perform light pruning in early spring to maintain its elegant shape.
Fertilize: the juniper once a year in the spring using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer.
Winter Protection: During winter, ensure the plant is well-hydrated before the ground freezes to protect it from winter desiccation.

Plant the Blue Arrow Juniper in well-drained soil with full sun exposure for optimal growth. In containers, ensure the pot has sufficient drainage holes to prevent waterlogged roots. When planting in the ground, dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball, place the juniper, and backfill with soil, gently firming it around the base. Water thoroughly after planting to help the plant establish its roots. For container planting, use a high-quality potting mix and avoid overwatering.

The Blue Arrow Juniper thrives in full sun, receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. As a drought-tolerant evergreen, it requires minimal watering once established. Water deeply and infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.

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In cases of extreme cold or hot weather, we may temporarily delay shipping to ensure the well-being of your plants. Our primary focus is on delivering healthy and thriving plants to you. Rest assured, we'll make every effort to notify you of any delays promptly.

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Zones 4-9

The Skyrocket Juniper is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9, making it suitable for a wide range of climates. Its exceptional adaptability allows it to withstand both cold winters and warmer summers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Skyrocket Junipers are known for their tall, slender, and columnar growth habit. They typically reach a height of 15 to 20 feet at maturity, while their width remains relatively narrow, typically around 2 to 3 feet. This upright and narrow growth makes them well-suited for vertical accents in landscaping and as a privacy screen.

Yes, Skyrocket Junipers are considered fast-growing evergreen trees. They have a rapid growth rate and can add approximately 1 to 2 feet per year under ideal growing conditions. This fast growth makes them a popular choice for creating vertical elements in landscaping and for quickly establishing a tall, slender columnar shape.

Skyrocket Junipers are generally healthy and hardy trees when grown in suitable conditions. They are known for their resilience and adaptability to various climates and soil types. However, like all plants, their health depends on factors such as proper care, adequate watering, suitable soil, and protection from pests and diseases. With the right care and maintenance, Skyrocket Junipers can remain healthy and thrive in your landscaping.

When planting Skyrocket Junipers for privacy screens or hedges, you should space them approximately 3 to 5 feet apart. This spacing allows the trees to grow together over time, forming a dense and effective privacy barrier. Keep in mind that the specific spacing may vary depending on your desired level of privacy and the mature width of the junipers in your growing conditions.

When planting next to Skyrocket Junipers, consider companion plants that complement their upright and narrow growth while providing visual interest. Here are some suitable options:

Low-Growing Shrubs: Plant low-growing shrubs like Dwarf Spirea or Blue Star Juniper to contrast with the height of the Skyrocket Junipers.

Perennial Flowers: Add perennial flowers such as Coneflowers, Salvia, or Daylilies for seasonal color and variety.

Ornamental Grasses: Ornamental grasses like Feather Reed Grass or Karl Foerster Grass can provide texture and movement in the garden.

Ground Covers: Consider ground covers like Creeping Phlox or Sedum to fill in the spaces between the junipers.

Evergreen Plants: Other evergreen plants like Boxwood or Wintergreen can provide year-round structure and color.

When choosing companion plants, consider factors such as sunlight, soil conditions, and water requirements to ensure compatibility with the Skyrocket Junipers and create an appealing landscape design.

Whether Junipers or Arborvitae are better depends on your specific landscaping needs and preferences. Both have their advantages:

Junipers like Skyrocket are known for their rapid vertical growth and slender form, making them great for creating tall privacy screens.
They are drought-tolerant and require minimal maintenance once established.
Junipers come in various varieties, offering different shapes and colors.

Arborvitae, like Thuja Green Giant, are also used for privacy screens but have a more dense and uniform growth habit.
They are relatively low-maintenance and respond well to pruning.
Arborvitae can tolerate a range of soil conditions and provide year-round green foliage.

The choice between Junipers and Arborvitae depends on factors such as the desired height, density, and appearance of the screen you want to create, as well as the specific growing conditions in your area. Feel free to ask one of our experts if you need more guidance!

Skyrocket Junipers may turn brown for various reasons, including:

Winter Dormancy: It's natural for the foliage of evergreen trees like Skyrocket Junipers to turn a slightly brownish or bronze color in the winter as they enter a period of dormancy. This is a protective mechanism to conserve moisture and energy during cold months.

Watering Issues: Insufficient or irregular watering, especially during dry periods, can lead to browning. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Disease or Pest Infestations: Junipers can be susceptible to diseases like blight or infestations by pests such as spider mites. Inspect your plants for signs of disease or pests and take appropriate measures if necessary.

Environmental Stress: Extreme weather conditions, including hot and dry spells, can stress the plants and lead to browning. Provide appropriate care during such conditions.

Soil Problems: Soil issues, such as poor drainage or soil compaction, can affect root health and foliage color. Ensure proper soil conditions.

Pruning Mistakes: Incorrect pruning or trimming at the wrong time of year can damage the foliage and cause browning. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

Identifying the specific cause of browning and addressing it accordingly is essential for the health and vitality of your Skyrocket Junipers.

The Skyrocket Juniper typically has foliage that is a silver-blue to a blue-green color. The specific shade may vary slightly depending on growing conditions and the age of the plant.

The Skyrocket Juniper is native to North America, specifically the western United States. It is commonly found in regions of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding areas.

Yes, Skyrocket Junipers are known to produce berries. These berries are small and typically have a bluish-black color. They are a feature of many juniper species, including Skyrocket Junipers, and can add ornamental value to the plant.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!