Juniper Hetzi Columnar

The Green Columnar Juniper is a super-tough and vigorous evergreen, perfect for difficult spots, poor, rocky soil, heat and drought. It has a strong pyramidal upright form, growing to 15 feet or more in a short time. The foliage is a rich dark-green that doesn’t burn in sun or cold. This tree is the perfect choice for easy-care accents, screening, and softening unsightly walls. Use it as avenues and formal pairs to bring a quality look to your landscape. It can be clipped or left to grow naturally, and it makes a great narrow hedge where you need height in a limited space. It is also perfect for containers and boxes, and it can be clipped and trained into spirals and other upright topiary shapes. This is the perfect choice for low maintenance and trouble-free planting.

  • Tough, fast-growing upright evergreen
  • Dense, rich green foliage all year round
  • Very heat and drought resistant
  • Perfect choice for poor soil and difficult sites
  • Trouble free and deer resistant

The Green Columnar Juniper should be planted in full sun, and it thrives in any well-drained soil, even poor, rocky and sandy ones. It is hardy across the country, in cold and hot places, and it thrives where other plants simply give up. It can be clipped or left to grow naturally, whichever you wish. It almost never suffers from pests or diseases, and deer normally leave it alone. Once established it is very drought resistant. This is one of the easiest trees to succeed with, and the perfect choice if you have limited time for your garden.

The Green Columnar Juniper is a super-tough and vigorous evergreen, perfect for difficult spots, poor, rocky soil, heat and drought. It has a strong pyramidal upright form, growing to 15 feet or more in a short time. The foliage is a rich dark-green that doesn’t burn in sun or cold. This tree is the perfect choice for easy-care accents, screening, and softening unsightly walls. Use it as avenues and formal pairs to bring a quality look to your landscape. It can be clipped or left to grow naturally, and it makes a great narrow hedge where you need height in a limited space. It is also perfect for containers and boxes, and it can be clipped and trained into spirals and other upright topiary shapes. This is the perfect choice for low maintenance and trouble-free planting.

  • Tough, fast-growing upright evergreen
  • Dense, rich green foliage all year round
  • Very heat and drought resistant
  • Perfect choice for poor soil and difficult sites
  • Trouble free and deer resistant

The Green Columnar Juniper should be planted in full sun, and it thrives in any well-drained soil, even poor, rocky and sandy ones. It is hardy across the country, in cold and hot places, and it thrives where other plants simply give up. It can be clipped or left to grow naturally, whichever you wish. It almost never suffers from pests or diseases, and deer normally leave it alone. Once established it is very drought resistant. This is one of the easiest trees to succeed with, and the perfect choice if you have limited time for your garden.

When it comes to tough, reliable and drought-resistant plants, junipers are the ‘go-to’ evergreen. Some gardeners are happy watering and caring for their plants, but many of us just want to see something attractive and functional, without having to spend time caring for it. If that sounds like you, then junipers were made for low maintenance. These plants come in lots of different shapes, from flat on the ground to thin upright pencils, and in colors from gold to green and blue. They grow at different speeds too. For a real garden work-horse, the Green Columnar Juniper, with its rapid growth, toughness, drought resistance, and bold, green upright form, must be the number-one choice.

Growing Green Columnar Junipers

The fast-growing Green Columnar Juniper develops quickly into a strong upright pillar of deep-green foliage. It will grow to 15 or 18 feet tall and be just 5 to 8 feet wide. Young plants have an open look, unless they are trimmed, but as it matures this plant becomes fuller and denser, with dense foliage. The leaves are scale-like, clinging to the branches, and they are a rich green, especially when new, becoming darker with a hint of blue with maturity. Older plants, especially if unclipped, may develop clusters of rounded blue-black berry-like seed cones ¼ to ½ inch across.

Uses on Your Property

Because it is so tough, and able to handle drought and blazing sun, you can confidently plant the Green Columnar Juniper in places where many other evergreens would fail. Its ornamental qualities and ability to easily create strong vertical accents – such an important element in any garden – means this plant has a host of uses. If you have a blank courtyard to deal with, plant one in each corner, add some brightly colored urns, and instantly turn that empty space into a stylish Moorish retreat. Deal with a big blank wall by painting it ochre and plant a row, spaced well apart, and you have that Arizona look.

Plant them closer together – about 3 feet apart – and you have an upright narrow screen that is super-tough. You can leave it to grow naturally, or clip it once or twice as year, as you choose. Plant a group of three on a lawn, or in a gravel yard, for a compelling focal point, or create an avenue along your driveway with the Green Columnar Juniper standing at attention to greet you. If you have a steep, awkward slope to deal with, and the risk of soil erosion, then the strong roots of this tree will hold it all together, while making a striking forest of columns everyone will admire.

Growing in Planter Boxes and Pots

Then there are planter boxes and pots, where the drought-proof Green Columnar Juniper won’t mind at all if you forget to water regularly, and where you can clip them into tapering columns, spirals, and any other upright shape your imagination can create. A pair on either side of a doorway or entrance would be perfect.

Planting and Initial Care

Plant the Green Columnar Juniper in full sun, for the best color and densest growth. It will grow in any soil that doesn’t stay wet for long, and once established this tree is very drought tolerant, toughing it out in the hottest weather with no problems at all. It almost never suffers from pests or diseases, and although deer are unpredictable, they rarely bother with junipers. Already fast-growing, you can add even more inches by using an evergreen fertilizer, and watering regularly, especially when your plants are young. For a very neat look, clip once or twice a year. You can trim throughout the spring and summer, and in fall too in hotter zones, but avoid trimming before cold weather, and during droughts.