Angelica Blue Juniper
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 8 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Pfitzer Juniper
An incredibly colorful and stylish evergreen shrub, featuring spreading steel blue foliage with arching bright blue tips; the branching habit alone is stunning and second to none, but the vivid color makes this shrub a standout in the garden
Angelica Blue Juniper has attractive powder blue-tipped steel blue foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Angelica Blue Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
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.
Angelica Blue Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Angelica Blue Juniper will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 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.