Juniperus x pfitzeriana 'King of Spring'
Juniperus can be prostrate or erect, evergreen shrubs or trees with aromatic, scale-like or sharply pointed awl-shaped leaves, and small globose fruits. This genus has 53 species and occupies a huge ecological and geographical range across the northern hemisphere. Junipers are found in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, Central America, W India, the Canary Islands, and from sub-Arctic tundra, in the north to semi-desert in the tropics, reaching the limits of most higher plants of many alpine mountains.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Juniperus x pfitzeriana King of Spring is a compact form of juniper which can be used as a small specimen or ground-cover, it is a low-growing, evergreen shrub with arching stems forming a dense, low mound. The soft, feathery foliage is a good light green, bright golden-yellow on the young growth making a bright splash in the border.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - yellow needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 2.5m.
Ultimate Spread: 1.5m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Juniper King of Spring can also be grown in a container. A very easy, low maintenance shrub.