Nick's Compact Juniper Juniperus c. 'Nick's Compacta' 3Gal 15-18"

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Description:

One of the most compact Pfitzer junipers available, yet maintaining the pleasantly arching sprays of foliage; bluish green needles impart a fine textural effect, great for a spreading groundcover or in masses in the garden

Ornamental Features

Nick's Compact Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its broadly spreading habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and turn grayish green in the fall, which persists throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Nick's Compact Juniper is a spreading evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Nick's Compact Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Nick's Compact Juniper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Pfitzer Juniper