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Hetz Columnar Juniper

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Hetz Columnar Juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzii Columnaris’):A tall evergreen shrub with a narrow pyramidal habit of growth; sharp needle-like bright green foliage and abundant bluish-green berries, great for changing up the skyline in the home landscape, makes a great tall evergreen hedge; best in full sun

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
15 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Juniperus
Species:
chinensis
Cultivar:
Hetz Columnar
Summer Foliage Color:
lawn green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
columnar
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Pfitzeriana Juniper
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1

Ornamental Features

Hetz Columnar Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has emerald green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain emerald green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Hetz Columnar Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

Planting & Growing

Hetz Columnar Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet 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, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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