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Juniperus chinensis 'Angelica Blue'

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Description

Angelica Blue is a variety of Juniperus chinensis that is a densely branched, wide-spreading shrub at 6-10 feet wide.  This variety is one of the low growing junipers admired for its attractive, glaucous, bright blue-green needle foliage. It spreads low to the ground at 5-6 feet high; Its branches are more arching than creeping making it popular as a foundation plant.  The name "Pfitzer" denotes varietals that are hybrids of J.chinensis x J.sabina.  Details of Juniperus chinensis, many of which apply to Angelica Blue, follow.

 

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#evergreen#low growing#specimen#shrub#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#foundation planting#evergreen shrub#rocky soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
 
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#evergreen#low growing#specimen#shrub#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#foundation planting#evergreen shrub#rocky soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    foundation planting, slopes, specimen plant
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer, salt, air pollution
    Edibility:
    Immature berries are used as a flavoring in cooking.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No true fruits, but female cones are blue fleshy "berry" looking and edible, often used as a seasoning.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers, but cones are large and brown and fall apart upon maturity. Females' cone is light blue, fleshy "berry"
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glaucous, bright blue-green needles. Grown for its foliage.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Fissured
    Peeling
    Ridges
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Pollution
    Salt