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Candelabrica Juniper*

Juniperus communis 'Candelabrica'

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Candelabrica Juniper (Juniperus communis 'Candelabrica') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Candelabrica Juniper

Candelabrica Juniper

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A tall, upright shrub with sharp dusty green needles and interesting blue berries; good choice for small-scale articulation in the home landscape; needs full sun and dry soil, not nearly as hardy as the species

Ornamental Features

Candelabrica Juniper has attractive green foliage with silver stripes. The needles are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Candelabrica Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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 is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Candelabrica Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Candelabrica Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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 considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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 is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features