Juniper – Golden Pfitzer, Juniperus chinensis ‘Pfitzeriana’, is a fast-growing evergreen that reaches 3′ to 5′ tall and spreading to 15 to 25 feet. It branches from one low point, off a large trunk, with scaly, red-brown bark. Golden Pfitzer’s old growth foliage, and new growth is bright gold, giving the plant its common name. The foliage is pungent when crushed. Grey berries are inconspicuous, less than 1/4 inch, and do not pose a litter problem. This outstanding ornamental can withstand difficult growing conditions in urban areas or at the seashore, so is one of the more widely planted junipers. Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Gold Pfitzer likes well-drained soils, but continuous watering is not needed after initial planting..
Blue Grey Land WaveJuniper – Bar Harbor, Juniperus horizontalis ‘Bar Harbor’, is a creeping juniper that features blue-gray foliage in summer and then changes to purple in the winter.The Bar Harbor’s chameleon-like leaves have long, sharp points that come in pairs or threes when juvenile, and then become more scale-like or flat when they are adult.’Bar Harbor’ has a moderate growth rate and gets about 1′ tall and grows to 3′-8′ in width making it a nice choice to use for a groundcover.It grows in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Bar Harbor adapts to a wide range of soils, but prefers a dryish, sandy soil.It tolerates hot, relatively dry growing conditions, somewhat poor soils and many city air pollutants. It is intolerant of wet soils.* Blue Grey Foliage Turns to Purple in Winter* Spreads to 8’* Loves Sun, Heat, and Dry Soil.
Purple Flat TopThe Juniper, Youngstown, Juniperus horizontalis ‘Youngstown’, is an evergreen and a flat top spreader with bright silvery gray foliage that turns purple in winter.It makes a nice choice to use for a spreading groundcover since it is a very low growing juniper, rarely getting more than 12 inches from the ground.Its prostrate growth habit, with tightly knit branches, creates a full centered look. It works well in rock gardens as a groundcover. For best results, plant in full sun to part shade and in well-drained soil.Youngstown is ideal for rock gardens or arranged around larger rocks or boulders. This plant can withstand thin soils and excessive heat and cold.This deer resistant plant is excellent for erosion control on steep banks!*Flat 1′ High Groundcover*Foliage Turns Purple in Winter*Full Sun to Part Shade.
Silvery Blue Wave Loves SaltThe Juniper Hughes is silver blue, low growing and wide spreading. It’s a top notch evergreen, perfect as an accent or groundcover. The color of the Juniper Hughes is stunning, the uses are endless and the benefits are abundant. The Juniper Hughes has silvery-blue foliage most of the year, adding low lying light to your garden beds. In the fall and winter it will delight as it takes on a slight purple cast. With a mature height of 15 inches and a spread of 6′-8′, its graceful branches would be beautiful cascading over rocks or walls. The Juniper Hughes would also be lovely as groundcover, foundation planting or as a border. Its ground hugging growth pattern is perfect for hard to plant slopes. Planted along retaining walls or curbs it adds year round coverage, texture and color. Don’t let the Juniper Hughes size fool you though, it is one fierce shrub. Adaptable to snow and frost as well as excessive heat, it thrives in rocky or sandy soil and is highly tolerant of urban pollution. Even the deer will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Plant the extremely adaptable and hardy Juniper Hughes and enjoy year round color in your landscape. * Silver Blue Foliage* Spreads to 8’* Loves Sun, Heat, Snow, Frost, Salt, Sandy Soil.
Silver/Blue Foliage and a Treat for your WildlifeGrey Owl Juniper is a needled evergreen. Plant one as a shrub border along your home where its colorful foliage and cones will provide year-round appeal.Your Grey Owl Juniper is at once both elegant and refined. The gently ascending branches rise up then slightly dip, creating a soft, restful feel amid other plantings. Silver-tinted, green needles lend the foliage an airy, bluish-hue that appears far more sophisticated than other common evergreens. The female Grey Owl Juniper is known for the copious blue cones it produces in summer that persist into winter. The berry-like cones will be an attraction for your wildlife, especially the birds who come to nest in the dense foliage. In colder climates, the tips of the branches will also transition to purple for the winter months.Grey Owl Juniper grows 3 feet tall with a 6-foot spread. It has an attractive, spreading habit with a slight vase shape. Grey Owl performs best in full sun, but is tolerant of a variety of conditions, and is considered a long-lived shrub. Overall, Grey Owl is relatively trouble free and a low-maintenance shrub you can leave to grow naturally beautiful.As popular as evergreen shrubs are for home landscapes, few are as endearing as the Grey Owl Juniper. With its superior color, elegant form and appeal to wildlife, Grey Owl Juniper will be both a practical and charming addition to your home.* Colorful foliage * Evergreen, year-round interest * Attractive to wildlife * Spreading habit.
The Juniper ‘Gold Lace’ PP8202, Juniperus chinensis pfitzeriana ‘Gold Lace’, is a new golden Pfitzer Juniper that is probably the most golden of all.It has a compact habit that does not grow out-of-bounds. The golden tones reach the center of the plant resulting in less green color. The gold color intensifies in fall and winter. You cannot find a better color and contrast!This is an absolutely stunning juniper with its dark forest green foliage and showing a vibrant yellow color at the tips of its branches. The golden yellow coloration is best displayed in full sun locations, and will tone down considerably during the winter months.’Gold Lace’ is very hardy and has a moderate to fast growth. Pruning prior to bud break in spring or shortly after the hardening off of new growth is best.Gold Lace is an excellent choice to use as contrast to dark evergreen plant..
Classic, Soft Evergreen Groundcover You have probably seen the Dwarf Juniper ‘Procumbens’, (Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’), also know as Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper, and haven’t even known it. Native to southern Japan, Procumbens Nana is a Juniper that is best known as the basis for bonsai plants and small topiary sculptures. The majority of bonsai you might have seen commercially are this lovely plant. The Japanese Garden Juniper has short needles and exhibits leisurely growth, both in height and spread. In other words, it takes its own sweet time to grow. This is not the ground cover for a “quick fill”. It is the perfect ground cover if you want a classic soft shrub that will stay in bounds and stay green all year, even in the harshest winters. Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper excels in rock gardens or even as a potted patio plant, where its slow growth makes it a great specimen. Of course it also makes an outstanding bonsai tree if you’re up for the challenge! This dwarf juniper is well-known for being a very resilient plant. This tough guy tolerates drought, heat and humidity, pollution in urban settings, salty seashores, wind, and even deer and rabbit munching! It adapts to a wide range of soils, but it prefers a dryish, sandy soil. Root rot may occur in wet, poorly drained soils. This highly adaptable evergreen will make its way into your gardener’s heart in a short time. Give the Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper a shot for an outstanding ground cover. Order yours now! * Highly adaptable * Evergreen * Easy care.
Only room for one? Let it be this one! Evergreens can get a bad rap. They often grow slowly. They don’t flower. They’re just…well…always green. And you know what Kermit says about that. “It’s not easy.” But the true plant lover can see the nuances and character in even the lowliest shrub. That is especially true of plants that have been cultivated for centuries and doubly true of plants that meet the sky-high standards of the art of bonsai, where they are scrutinized and fawned over for years. Japanese Garden Juniper is one such plant. Lushly green, slow growing, easy to overlook. But don’t do that. If you take just a minute to savor the beauty of this plant you will see why it has been a favorite of gardeners the world over for centuries. Japanese Garden Juniper forms a dense mound of branches that hug the ground, radiating out from the center of the trunk. The new growth is bright green and gets a rich blue hue as it ages. When the weather turns cooler, it gets a purple tinge. This is a great shrub for a rocky slope, a container or to train into a topiary/bonsai. (It doesn’t need to be trained, though. It’s natural “wild” shape is beautiful.) We give this one high marks for any garden, but especially for a tiny city garden or balcony. If you only have room for one evergreen, this should be the one! Order it today! * Waterwise * Evergreen * Easy care * Deer resistant * Adaptable.
Groundcover Juniper with Year-Round Interest Blue Pacific Juniper, Juniperus conferta ‘Blue Pacific’ is a popular groundcover Juniper. Use these for weed control around your trees, as a decorative cover over raised beds or let a few “flow” over your retaining wall. The Blue Pacific Juniper has innumerable uses. As one of the most widely-used Junipers for groundcover purposes, Blue Pacific Juniper is especially prized not just for its size but also its color and versatility. The green foliage has a delightful bluish tint to it and although needled, is surprisingly soft. Its evergreen nature maintains its vibrant color, even through the harsh winter months. As it flows across the ground, Blue Pacific’s tips will point upward, creating a living carpet of blue-tinted evergreen foliage that invites you to reach out and touch it. Lean in close enough and you’ll be treated to the fresh, verdant fragrance that only a quality Juniper can emit. The silver-accented, black cones that adorn your Blue Pacific Juniper are just another fabulous decorative feature to this already fascinating Juniper variety…and a boon for your yard’s birds. Blue Pacific Juniper will grow up to 15 inches in height with an 8-foot spread. It’s very hardy, adaptive to a variety of conditions, and heat tolerant. Blue Pacific Juniper doesn’t mind a little shade or even city conditions. Even your friendly deer will tend to pass it by, leaving it to grow untouched and lovely all year round. Many Junipers come-and-go in popularity, but the Blue Pacific Juniper is sure to remain a favorite among gardeners for years to come. * Evergreen * Some deer resistance * Somewhat shade tolerant * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Heat tolerant * Disease and pest resistant * Tolerates air pollution * Drought tolerant * Works well in containers.
Green Feathers in WinterScandia Juniper, Juniperus sabina ‘Skandia’, is a low growing, semi-spreading evergreen that matures to 12 to 18 inches high and 6 feet wide.The dense, bright green feathery foliage holds its color over the winter. Scandia can be planted in a pot or directly in the garden for foundation or mass border planting.It works great as filler for your beautiful bouquets. Full sun will result in its best color, but it will tolerate part shade. Scandia prefers moist, well-drained soil and will provide an appealing addition to your yard.The Scandia is very good in cold winter landscapes. The emerald hues contrast nicely against the snow. The plant thrives in mountainous conditions and anywhere the soil is thin.Scandia Juniper is also used on slopes for erosion control and has excellent deer resistance. It is resistant to disease, drought, and is urban tolerant.*Bright Green Foliage Stay Through Winter*1′ High By 6′ Wide*Loves Dry Soil, Urban Pollution, Sun.
Juniper – Lemon Pfizz, Juniperus chinensis ‘Lemon Pfizz’ PP20,489 (‘NEDSYELO’), is a unique plant with bright yellow spring foliage and is low growing and spreading; ages to soft lemon tones! Its low spreading habit becomes vase-shaped with maturity. Lemon Pfizz is an easy care drought tolerant juniper that provides a great contrast to bluish-green older foliage. Use in rock gardens and in the foreground of borders. It can also be used for erosion control, in planters, or mass plantings. It tolerates exposed sites and a wide range of soils..
Thick, Silvery Blue GroundcoverSome spots in your garden don’t need a tall, showy plant. They need something that is going to cover a wide area, really densely. The solution to that is the Juniper Blue Rug, ‘Juniperus horizontalis Wiltonii’. It is a ground cover that only grows 6” high but will spread 6 to 10 feet wide with ground hugging thick foliage.You won’t be surprised to learn that the Blue Rug got its name from its silver-blue color and low growing habit. You might be surprised to know, though, that it is the lowest growing juniper available and loves hot sun and dry, rocky soils. Its silver sea-green color makes it look like it needs to be pampered, but Blue Rug does just fine with your neglect once it is established.Use Blue Rug in your rock garden, cascading over your retaining wall or covering the feet of taller conifers. Put it in a planter and let it spill over the edges or let it spread around your patio pavers. A true evergreen, it keeps its needles and silvery color all year, which is a nice contrast to the deeper greens of other evergreens in the winter.This slow-growing groundcover doesn’t need pruning, unless it is getting out of bounds. Sometimes it will set dark berries in the fall, which the birds are more than happy to remove for you.The Blue Rug Juniper is a hard-working plant, thriving in tough places in your garden. Order a few from Nature Hills this year. They grow slowly, so the longer you wait, the longer until that bald spot in your garden is covered.* Silvery Blue Foliage* Creeping Growth to 8’* Full Sun* Lowest Growing Juniper .
The Juniper ‘Blue Sargent’, Juniperus chinensis sargentii ‘Glauca’, is a compact ground hugging juniper with unlimited landscape use. The heavily branched blue-green, feathery foliage holds its color all year. With its low, spreading habit, this plant is useful as a ground cover for level grounds or slopes. ‘Blue Sargent’ is very hardy, showing wind and drought tolerance. This juniper doesn’t get out of control , is fairly low maintenance, and can be used for mid-level ground cover or in foreground plantings. ‘Blue Sargent’ will adapt to a fairly wide range of soil types, but adequate drainage is a must! Occasional bluish white cones can be seen on this plant..
The Juniper ‘Greenmound Procumbens’, Juniperus procumbens ‘Greenmound’, is a popular dwarf procumbens with handsome blue-green foliage that does not brown out. Being a slow growing, ground hugging, cushion-like plant, ‘Greenmound’ has stiff branches and tight green foliage that is used extensively as evergreen Bonsai. Its needle-like leaves are a blue-green color sharp points in groups of threes. This is an excellent choice for an evergreen groundcover, or if you want to fill in areas where anything with height is not an option. It is best to plant in slightly acidic sandy soil, and it is recommended that applying a good mulching when young. This plant will gently cascade over walls and rocks where little maintenance is needed..
The Juniper ‘Kallay Pfitzer’, Juniperus chinensis ‘Kallays Compacta’, is a select and improved form of compact pfiltzer that is one of the best evergreens for hot, poor, dry soils in city conditions!It is a vigorous grower with a dense, compact growth habit. ‘Kallay Pfitzer’ has fine bright green, thick foliage, and sometimes blue or reddish fruits follow the small white flowers.Having a sweet fragrance when crushed, this low maintenance and compact, flat-topped shrub is drought tolerant once established. It is tolerant of a wide variety of soils including clay, but intolerant of wet soils.* ‘Kallay Pfitzer’ will provide color year round!.