Daub's Frosted Juniper (tree form)
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
A stunningly colorful small evergreen tree with yellow emerging foliage on gently arching branchlets held over the blue-green older needles; an excellent garden or container accent; needs full sun for best color
Daub's Frosted Juniper (tree form) is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its highly ornamental lollipop-like shape. It has attractive chartreuse-variegated bluish-green foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.
Daub's Frosted Juniper (tree form) is an evergreen tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. 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 tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, 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 (tree form) is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Daub's Frosted Juniper (tree form) will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This tree 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.
Daub's Frosted Juniper (tree form) is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.