This is a slow-growing evergreen shrub with a formal appearance, with its narrow, columnar form and outstanding gray-green foliage. It grows to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide at maturity. Its growth remains dense as it matures. Silvery-blue, waxy berries are highly decorative.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsUse as specimen tree. May be blight resistant.
CareGrows well in well-drained soil and tolerates a wide variety of types of soils and conditions.
PropagationTake 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.
ProblemsLeaf 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.
- Genus : Juniperus
- Plant Width : 10 to 15 feet
- Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest