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    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Hetzii'

juniper 'Hetzii'

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  • Other common names juniper 'Hetzii'

  • Synonyms Juniperus virginiana 'Hetzii'
    Juniperus × media 'Hetzii'

  • Family Cupressaceae

  • Genus Juniperus can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs or trees with aromatic, scale-like or sharply pointed awl-shaped leaves, and small globose fruits

  • Details 'Hetzii' is a medium to large shrub, with widespread, rather ascending branches and mostly glaucous foliage, reasonably soft to the touch. Cones are small, to 5mm, round

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Toxicity Foliage may cause skin irritation

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained soil. Good for chalky or sandy soils and are useful in hot sunny sites

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Architectural

How to care

Pruning No pruning required; junipers need little if any pruning

Pests May be attacked by aphids, juniper scale and caterpillars

Diseases May be affected by a canker

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