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Care of the plant Juniperus x pfitzeriana or Pfitzer Juniper.

Care of the shrub Juniperus x pfitzeriana or Pfitzer Juniper

The Juniperus genus, Cupressaceae family, includes 60 species of shrubs and trees native to the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Juniperus x pfitzeriana (hybrid), Juniperus brevifoliaJuniperus thurifera, Juniperus squamata, Juniperus phoenicea, Juniperus oxycedrus, Juniperus horizontalis, Juniperus conferta, Juniperus communis, Juniperus chinensis, Juniperus californica, Juniperus osteosperma, Juniperus drupacea.

Common name: Pfitzer Juniper. It is a hybrid between the Juniperus chinensis and Juniperus sabina species.

They are evergreen shrubs of elegant covering habit that reach 1 meter in height but spread laterally; there are varieties of erect bearing. The leaves are scaly and can be green, bluish-green, or yellowish-green, depending on the variety. They produce quite decorative bluish fruits.

They are used in rockery, on borders, in bushy groups and as isolated specimens. The erect varieties are used to form hedges. They are ideal for cities due to their resistance to pollution.

Juniperus x pfitzeriana grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. They resist frost well.

The soil can be a normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand that contains a little organic matter; They also grow on sandy, chalky and slightly clayey but well drained soils.

Water regularly, waiting for the substrate to be almost dry; they resist several days of drought.

Fertilize with a little organic matter in late winter.

They do not need pruning.

They can be attacked by Anthracnose if there is excess humidity and by aphids and insects if they suffer from intense drought.

They are propagated by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or spring.

 

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Juniperus x pfitzeriana
Juniperus x pfitzeriana