Juniperus × pfitzeriana ‘Daub’s Frosted’

Juniperus  × pfitzeriana ‘Daub’s Frosted’

Photo/Illustration: 
Todd Meier
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(Juniperus  × pfitzeriana ‘Daub’s Frosted’)
Synonyms:  J. x media
Genus:  Juniperus
This evergreen shrub has a low, spreading habit and attractive, two-toned foliage. The pendulous foliage tips are frosted with gold on the upper surface and blue-green foliage on the underside. 'Daub's Frosted' reaches 15 inches tall by 5 feet wide at maturity. Dark purple fruit becomes paler later.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Effective in group plantings that showcase its interesting foliage color.
Care:  Grows best in well-drained soil and full sun to part shade, but tolerates a wide variety of soils and conditions.
Propagation:  Take ripe cuttings in late autumn through winter and root in a humid cold frame. Or take softwood cuttings in summer under mist with bottom heat.
Problems:  Leaf miners, bark beetles, scale insects, aphids, mites, and caterpillars. Phomopsis twig blight, Gymnosporangium (cedar-apple) rust, dieback and canker, lesion nematodes, brown felt blight, and various heart and wood rots.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Foliage,
Showy Fruit
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Rock Garden
Type
Shrubs

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