Juniper: Blue Pfitzer Latin Name: juniperus chinensis ‘pfitzeraiana glauca’
The Basics This fast-growing evergreen transforms into bluish green foliage in spring transforming blue-purple in winter. Its upright growth habit can be easily trained into other forms reaching 4-5 feet (6-8 feet wide) tall. Best performs as groundcover, medium-sized shrub, and topiary.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-8
The Care This easy-to-grow evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Prune once or twice a year around the edges in order to keep the middle of the plant full.