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Hetz Blue Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Glauca'

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.  

Seasons of Interest:

     Foliage:  Winter

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

Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement

Seed: Cone 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Hetzii Glauca'
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:
  • 'Hetzii Glauca'
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, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • 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:
    Children's Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil