Juniperus x media 'Daub's Frosted' foliage
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Height: 18 inches
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Pfitzer Juniper
A richly colorful wide-spreading evergreen shrub featuring attractive blue-green foliage that emerges with a yellowish tint on pendulous branch tips, an extremely effective combination; very adaptable, makes a wonderful groundcover for a splash of color
Daub's Frosted Juniper has attractive yellow-tipped bluish-green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Daub's Frosted 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 should be used to full effect.
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.
Daub's Frosted Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Daub's Frosted Juniper will grow to be about 18 inches 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. 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.