Juniperus virginiana 'Burkii'
Burkii Juniper is a very handsome variety that has been around for quite awhile, yet continues to be a popular choice for border plantings, privacy screens, etc. It has a narrow to broadly pyramidal shape / growth habit, and very nice silvery blue foliage that is very aromatic when rubbed or crushed. Very hardy variety with a decent growth rate too - and needs no trimming / pruning to keep a nice shape as it grows. Definitely an upright juniper variety that is worthy of consideration.
Mature Height: 12-20 ft
Mature Width: 5-8 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate ( 8" - 12" avg per year )
Hardiness Zones: 4-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Average to moist & fertile, slightly sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended
Foliage Color & Texture: Very steely blue color with a slight purplish cast during the winter months. Foliage is scale-like..........typical of most junipers virginiana cultivars
Flower / Cone / Berry Facts: N/A
Diseases / Insects: Cedar apple rust, and bagworms are the main threats that would possibly be encountered.
Fertilization / Feeding : Application of a granular fertilizer ( 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ) during the very late winter / early spring, and again in mid fall can be very beneficial. Avoid fertilizing during summer months.