Monrovia-Hetz Blue Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii Glauca' Pompon
This gorgeous evergreen has a naturally upright, spreading form and frosty blue-green foliage that works very well for screening while adding color and texture to the landscape. The semi-erect, dense branching habit assumes a fountain-like shape. Trained topiary forms are excellent for use in containers and for accenting a formal garden.
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Highly adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Grows 8 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This is a big, graceful upright Juniper that makes a super divider between residential yards and adjacent commercial lots. It will effectively block both hot and cold winds when planted in a tight row. Super dense privacy screen and ideal cover for utilities. May be used as a single specimen where its fountain shape is best seen. Also suited to shearing into formal shapes and available in an open-branched pompon for use in Asian or contemporary gardens.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Russian Sage (Perovskia)|