Canaertii Juniper

Meet the Canaertii Juniper – a stunning tree that can reach a height of up to 20 feet, and even up to 40 feet! It starts with a neat, conical shape that matures into a beautifully angular and spreading form. Its rich green foliage is known to stay fresh and bright throughout winter, making it a true sight to behold. This tree is adorned with an impressive harvest of cobalt-blue, purple and violet berries, with a gray bloom that provides a striking contrast against the green leaves. The showy berries are a real eye-catcher, making it a perfect choice as a garden feature. Whether you want to plant it as a specimen anywhere in the garden, or in a row as a screening tree, the Canaertii Juniper will make sure your garden stands out.

  • Upright tree developing a spreading habit in time
  • Bright deep-green foliage year-round
  • Big crop of blue and purple berries
  • Very cold and drought resistant
  • Ideal for specimens or screening

The Canaertii Juniper is a true gem for any garden, with its stunning beauty and low-maintenance requirements. This tree can grow up to 20-40 feet tall and wide, starting with a cone-like shape and maturing into a more angular and spread-out structure. Its rich green foliage retains its brightness throughout winter, while its abundant cobalt-blue, purple, and violet berries are a feast for the eyes, contrasting beautifully with the green leaves.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Canaertii Juniper is its versatility in growing conditions. It can thrive in full sun or partial shade and tolerate all kinds of soils, from rocky to clay, across a wide range of zones. It is impervious to pests and diseases, and ignored by deer and rabbits. With its easy-to-maintain nature, this tree requires no trimming or fussing over, making it an excellent choice for any garden.

It’s easy to go overboard with colorful evergreens, but the Canaertii Juniper provides a perfect balance with its rich true-green foliage, a calming background for more flamboyant plants. This tree’s foliage is free of the overtones of gold, blue, or silver commonly found in other evergreens. In addition, its annual harvest of colorful berries adds to its beauty, brightening up the green background with its lovely cobalt-blue, purple, and violet hues, complemented by a fine dusting of light-gray powder.

The Canaertii Juniper starts its life as a slender column and matures into a tree of stature and rugged beauty, with an interesting angular shape. Whether used as a specimen tree or in a row for screening, this tree will undoubtedly add a touch of elegance to any garden.

Meet the Canaertii Juniper – a stunning tree that can reach a height of up to 20 feet, and even up to 40 feet! It starts with a neat, conical shape that matures into a beautifully angular and spreading form. Its rich green foliage is known to stay fresh and bright throughout winter, making it a true sight to behold. This tree is adorned with an impressive harvest of cobalt-blue, purple and violet berries, with a gray bloom that provides a striking contrast against the green leaves. The showy berries are a real eye-catcher, making it a perfect choice as a garden feature. Whether you want to plant it as a specimen anywhere in the garden, or in a row as a screening tree, the Canaertii Juniper will make sure your garden stands out.

  • Upright tree developing a spreading habit in time
  • Bright deep-green foliage year-round
  • Big crop of blue and purple berries
  • Very cold and drought resistant
  • Ideal for specimens or screening

The Canaertii Juniper is a true gem for any garden, with its stunning beauty and low-maintenance requirements. This tree can grow up to 20-40 feet tall and wide, starting with a cone-like shape and maturing into a more angular and spread-out structure. Its rich green foliage retains its brightness throughout winter, while its abundant cobalt-blue, purple, and violet berries are a feast for the eyes, contrasting beautifully with the green leaves.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Canaertii Juniper is its versatility in growing conditions. It can thrive in full sun or partial shade and tolerate all kinds of soils, from rocky to clay, across a wide range of zones. It is impervious to pests and diseases, and ignored by deer and rabbits. With its easy-to-maintain nature, this tree requires no trimming or fussing over, making it an excellent choice for any garden.

It’s easy to go overboard with colorful evergreens, but the Canaertii Juniper provides a perfect balance with its rich true-green foliage, a calming background for more flamboyant plants. This tree’s foliage is free of the overtones of gold, blue, or silver commonly found in other evergreens. In addition, its annual harvest of colorful berries adds to its beauty, brightening up the green background with its lovely cobalt-blue, purple, and violet hues, complemented by a fine dusting of light-gray powder.

The Canaertii Juniper starts its life as a slender column and matures into a tree of stature and rugged beauty, with an interesting angular shape. Whether used as a specimen tree or in a row for screening, this tree will undoubtedly add a touch of elegance to any garden.

Growing the Canaertii Juniper

Size and Appearance

The Canaertii Juniper is an impressive and versatile tree that can reach up to 40 feet tall, with a spread of up to 15 feet. It has a strong central trunk and upright branches, creating a striking silhouette. As it matures, the tree develops deep vertical fluting and a flaring base, with peeling reddish-brown bark.

Unlike many other junipers, the Canaertii Juniper has soft, flat scales for foliage. These small, dense clusters of bright green needles give the tree a full appearance year-round, and emit a pleasant cedar scent when crushed.

The Canaertii Juniper is a female tree and produces a reliable and abundant crop of juniper berries, which begin as green in early summer and develop into beautiful shades of blue, purple, and violet with a soft blue-gray dusting. These berries are a valuable food source for birds during the winter months.

The tree has an interesting growth pattern, starting as a tight, conical shape in its youth, then spreading outwards with fascinating irregularities as it matures. To complement the Canaertii Juniper, we recommend planting a male Hillspire Juniper nearby, which will provide ample pollen for even bigger berry displays.

Overall, the Canaertii Juniper is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a low-maintenance tree that combines outstanding garden features with rugged beauty. Its adaptable nature allows it to thrive in a wide range of soils and climates, making it a great choice for almost any garden.

Using the Canaertii Juniper in Your Garden

The Canaertii Juniper is an exceptional tree to feature as a specimen in your garden. Whether planted on a lawn, at the back of a bed, or in a row as a screen, this tree is sure to impress. Its adaptability allows it to thrive in a variety of locations, including slopes, rocky ground, and dry, sun-drenched areas. When selecting a planting location, be sure to consider its eventual size and avoid planting beneath power lines or too close to buildings or property lines. With its versatility, this tree is an excellent choice for a range of garden styles, including coastal and seaside gardens. As a native tree, it is also well-suited for use in natural and wild gardens.

Hardiness

The Canaertii Juniper is a tree that can thrive in a wide range of climates. This hardy species can withstand extreme cold, easily growing in zone 3 and possibly even in zone 2. However, it is also able to flourish in hot regions, extending as far as zone 9. The only areas where it may not perform well are the southern regions of Florida and coastal regions of southern California. With this impressive adaptability, the Canaertii Juniper can be grown throughout the United States, making it an excellent choice for gardeners in diverse regions.

Sun Exposure and Soil Conditions

The Canaertii Juniper prefers full sun but can tolerate some light partial shade, though not too much. This adaptable tree will thrive in almost any type of soil as long as it is well-drained, including alkaline soils, clay, sand, and gravel. Avoid planting in consistently wet areas, but once established, this hardy tree is incredibly drought-resistant and usually does not require watering, even during prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. It is also resilient to salt spray, making it a great choice for coastal areas and regions affected by winter road treatments.

Maintenance and Pruning

In the first two years after planting the Canaertii Juniper, it is important to water it regularly during the warmer months, and deeply in late fall. However, after this initial period, this tree requires very little maintenance and special attention. It is generally recommended to check that it has only one central shoot growing up, removing any weaker ones if necessary, as a single central trunk provides the best look and durability for this tree.

Fortunately, the Canaertii Juniper is relatively free of pests and diseases, and is generally left alone by deer and rabbits. Although it can be trimmed, it may be best to choose another green-leaf Juniper, such as an Emerald Feather™ Juniper or a Spartan Juniper, for that purpose. Much of the beauty of the Canaertii Juniper lies in its natural form, berry crops, and angular growth, which may be diminished by excessive trimming.