Juniperus × pfitzeriana ‘Mint Julep’

Juniperus × pfitzeriana ‘Mint Julep’

Photo/Illustration: 
Todd Meier
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(Juniperus × pfitzeriana ‘Mint Julep’)
Synonyms:  J. × media
Genus:  Juniperus
This evergreen shrub has rich, bright-green fine-textured foliage in summer. The compact habit is fountain-like, as its branches arch at a 60° angle out from its base. Reaches a mature size of 4 to 5 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Effective in group plantings to showcase its interesting foliage color. Can be used to create boundaries or as a specimen plant.
Care:  Grows well in well-drained soil and tolerates a wide variety of types 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
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Rock Garden
Type
Shrubs

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