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Juniper - Hetzi Columnar / Size 1
Hetzi Columnar Juniper

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Our Price: $7.50

Product Code: JUNCOL1

Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzi Columnaris'

Overall Description

A very large, upright juniper cultivar with a very rigid, prickly feel to it. The foliage is a nice green color - more green with a hint of gray to it in the winter. Commonly used as a privacy screen or windbreak. Heavy fruit/cone/berry producer, and has very aromatic foliage when rubbed or crushed. Enjoys full to part sun, and withstands a variety of harsh conditions. Good growth rate. Very hardy variety!!!

Makes an excellent screen / border planting. Good numbers of bluish purple berries in winter provide seasonal interest, and are a good contrast against the deep gray/green foliage. Performs exceptionally well in the high heat & humidity of the southeast.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 15 ft ( some reports of up to 20 ft or so after about 15 - 20 yrs )

--Mature Width :
4 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate to fast ( 6" - 18" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 9

--Sun Exposure : Full sun preferred, but will tolerate some partial shade as well. Best foliage density, growth rate, and color in full sun.

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Will adapt to a fairly wide range of soil types. Adequate drainage is a must though.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Very stiff, rigid, prickly foliage is quite intimidating - which helps it make a great screening / border choice. Color is a good dark green base, with just a slight amount of bronzing in the winter months.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
This variety is known to be an extremely good producer of juniper berries. Mature specimens are loaded with dark bluish colored berries on a yearly basis. Cones are oftentimes seen on this variety as well.

--Diseases / Insects :
Rather trouble free juniper - but Phomopsis & Kabatina blights have been observed on specimens if maintained in overly wet / moist conditions for an extended period of time.

--Recommended Spacing :
Approximately 4 ft apart recommended for privacy screen or border row planting

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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