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Skyrocket Juniper Trees
Juniperus scopulorum 'Skyrocket'
The stately, columnar habit makes the Sky Rocket Juniper the narrowest juniper available, best used as an entrance or to define a boundary. Excellent when used as a vertical accent in the landscape. Fantastic Blue-Green Foliage is also road salt Tolerant
As Low As: $24.95
|1 Gallon Pot (1 to 2 Feet Tall)||$24.95|
|3 Gallon Pot (2 to 3 Feet Tall)||$48.95|
|3 Gallon Pot (3 to 4 Feet Tall)||$72.95|
|Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus||$16.95|
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|15" Tree Staking kit by DeWitt||$16.95|
|Soil Soaker Hose||$18.95|
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Skyrocket Juniper Trees for Sale Online
The stately, columnar form makes the Sky Rocket Juniper the narrowest juniper available, best used as an entrance or to define a boundary. Excellent when used as a vertical accent. Durable and versatile. Very little care needed.
Skyrocket Juniper's fantastic blue-green foliage goes great with other green plants. This plant tolerates road salt along roadways, and is a hardier version of the Italian Cypress. Overall, Skyrocket Juniper is great for mass plantings, entrance ways, and privacy.
About Your Skyrocket Juniper Trees
Skyrocket Juniper is a very hardy, fast growing upright juniper with a very upright columnar growth habit. It can withstand drought & windy conditions better than most upright junipers. Good choice for privacy borders, wind screens, as well as accent & group plantings. Retains excellent color through the winter. Prefers slightly acidic, well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.
|Mature Height:||15 to 20 Feet|
|Mature width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late winter before new growth or after new growth hardens off in summer|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly acidic soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates heat and drought. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to slightly moist sites|
How to Care for Skyrocket Juniper Trees
Before you buy a Skyrocket Juniper Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
How do I plant my Skyrocket Juniper Tree?
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Skyrocket Juniper plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Skyrocket Juniper to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
How often do I water my Juniper Tree?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Skyrocket Juniper good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.
What type of mulch should I use for my Juniper Tree?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Skyrocket Juniper with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch is sufficient but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. Its better to leave a one inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.
What type of fertilizer should I use with my Sky Rocket Juniper?
Upright junipers such as Skyrocket Juniper grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as espoma Tree-tone or Holly tone to provide the extra acid that junipers crave. Fertilize Skyrocket Juniper again in late summer to mid-fall.