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Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Glauca' has some common disease problems:
Cedar Apple Rust

Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Glauca'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
joo-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis HET-zee-aye GLAW-kuh
Description

A graceful upright small conifer in the Juniperaceae family that is prized for its dramatic blue-green foilage.  Its dense branching habit works well as a privacy screen, boarder, or divider.  Planted en masse, it helps with erosion control.  It effectively blocks both hot and cold winds when planted in a tight row. It also works as a single specimen where its fountain shape is best seen.  It is a low maintenance plant suited to shearing into formal shapes and is seen in Asian or contemporary gardens.   Details of Juniperus chinensis follow, many of which apply to Hetzii Glauca.

Seasons of Interest:

     Foliage:  Winter

Wildlife Value:  This plant is resistant to damage by deer. 

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Cone 

More information on Juniperus chinensis.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Storage Cottage
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#hardy#small tree#drought tolerant#specimen#wildlife plant#low maintenance#mass planting#air pollution tolerant#playground#erosion control#children's garden#edible fruits#borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#hardy#small tree#drought tolerant#specimen#wildlife plant#low maintenance#mass planting#air pollution tolerant#playground#erosion control#children's garden#edible fruits#borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Birds feed on berries.
    Play Value:
    Edible fruit
    Fragrance
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is seldom damaged by deer. Drought tolerant and tolerant of city air pollutants.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    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. Female cones are blue fleshy "berry" looking.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Children's Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil