- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Juniper is a landscape staple that provides color all year and requires very little care. The fine-textured prickly needle foliage is a vibrant shade of green. This is a dependable plant that provides consistent color. While this shrub does not get very tall, the graceful branches spread out and cover a large area, making it a very effective groundcover.
This shrub is compact and has a spreading growth habit making it an excellent choice for a low hedge or border. The Compact Pfitzer Juniper adds greenery and texture to mixed beds or use this spreading plant as a groundcover, especially to cover a slope or embankment or to provide contrast in a rock garden. Juniper is disease-, insect-, and deer-resistant, making it a very hardy plant that can thrive as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 8.
Compact Pfitzer Juniper Care
New Juniper plants need consistent water for the first two growing seasons but wait to water until the soil dries out. By the third year, the plant will be able to survive on rainfall. Plant Junipers in moist, well-drained soil. This shrub needs full sun to thrive and look its best.
Feed Juniper each spring using a balanced fertilizer to support continued growth. Remove damaged branches and shape as needed, but pruning is generally unnecessary.
Compact Pfitzer Juniper Spacing
The Compact Pfitzer Juniper grows 3 to 4 feet tall, and the branches reach out 6 to 7 feet. Create a consistent groundcover by spacing plants 3 to 5 feet apart.
Compact Pfitzer Juniper Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
|Mature Spread: 6 - 7 Feet
|Spacing: 6 - 7 Feet
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
|Resists: Deer, Disease
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt
|Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
|Common Name: Compact Pfitzer Juniper
|Scientific Name: JUNIPERUS CHINENSIS `PFITZER COMPACTA`
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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