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Juniperus × pfitzeriana ‘Hetzii’ (Chinese Juniper)

Chinese Juniper 'Hetzii', Juniperus virginiana 'Hetzii', Juniperus x media 'Hetzii'

Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Hetzii',Chinese Juniper 'Hetzii', Juniperus virginiana 'Hetzii', Juniperus x media 'Hetzii', Evergreen Shrub

Quite popular, Juniperus × pfitzeriana ‘Hetzii’ (Chinese Juniper) is a vigorous, spreading, evergreen shrub with vase-shaped, ascending branches clothed in silvery blue-green scale-like foliage that gives it a smooth touch. The foliage usually retains good color in winter. Growing 6-8 in. per year (15-20 cm), this female selection produces small, round, blue-purple cones that are very ornamental. Valued for its decorative effect throughout the year, this showy Juniper makes a wonderful specimen plant.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 6 ft. wide (180 cm) after 10 years. 12-15 ft tall (360-450 cm) and 10-15 ft. wide (300-450 cm) at maturity.
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including clay soils. Drought tolerant once established. Intolerant of wet soils.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant. Great for foundation plantings, or hedges.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus
Common names Chinese Juniper, Juniper
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' - 15'
(120cm - 4.6m)
Spread 6' - 15'
(180cm - 4.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Juniperus chinensis ‘Kallay’s Compact’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Holbert’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Angelica Blue’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus chinensis ‘Fairview’ (Chinese Juniper)
Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Heaven’ (Rocky Mountain Juniper)
Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’ (Creeping Juniper)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus
Common names Chinese Juniper, Juniper
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' - 15'
(120cm - 4.6m)
Spread 6' - 15'
(180cm - 4.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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