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 CharacteristicsEffective in group plantings to showcase its interesting foliage color. Can be used to create boundaries or as a specimen plant.
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 Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Type : Shrubs