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Juniperus × pfitzeriana

Groundcover, Shrubs

A compact evergreen in the Cupressaceae family that works well as a hedge, a fountaion planting, in a rock garden or as a spreading groundcover.  Juniperus x pfitzeriana is a hybrid that includes certain cultivars that are crosses between Juniperus chinensis and Juniperus sabina.  Foliage is frangrant when crushed.  Tolerates, drought, eosion, dry, shallow-rocky or clay soil, and air pollution.  Pruning helps to maintain its compact habit. 

Seasons of Interest:

    Foliage: Winter

Wildlife Value:  Reitisant to damage by deer.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Occasional insect pests include aphids, bagworms, webworms and scale. Junipers are generally susceptible to tip and needle blights. Cedar-apple rust and related rust diseases spend part of their life cycle on junipers. Root rot may occur, particularly in wet, poorly drained soils. Canker may attack bark or main stems. 

2-3 ft.
Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a wide variety of soils including clay. Intolerant of wet soils. Tolerant of some drought once established. Also tolerant of many city air pollutants.
3-6 ft.
rock garden, air pollution, drought tolerant, hedge, fragrant, clay soil, winter interest, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 3273

Juniperus × pfitzeriana Form
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