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Pfitzer Juniper (tree form)

Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana (tree form)'

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Pfitzer Juniper (tree form) (Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana (tree form)') at Dundee Nursery

Pfitzer Juniper (tree form)

Pfitzer Juniper (tree form)

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Description:

This medium sized sprawling shrub with widely arching branches and slightly drooping tips is grafted to a standard to raise it above the garden, excellent green color; makes a spectacular garden accent or feature element

Ornamental Features

Pfitzer Juniper (tree form) has attractive grayish green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pfitzer Juniper (tree form) is an evergreen tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pfitzer Juniper (tree form) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Topiary

Planting & Growing

Pfitzer Juniper (tree form) will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Garden  Topiary 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features