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Chinese Juniper, Pfitzer Juniper 'Pfitzeriana Angelica Blue'

Juniperus chinensis

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Pfitzeriana Angelica Blue
Additional cultivar information:(aka Angelica Blue)




Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Grown for foliage



Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

West Union, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 6, 2015, Baxter45693 from West Union, OH wrote:

Beautiful shrub-sized tree which grows to the size described in about 5-7 years in my ecological niche in southern Ohio, where junipers are the only native evergreen. They add a soft and graceful appearance to my yard.


On Aug 24, 2014, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

The beauty, even by blue juniper standards, is absolutely stunning. Mine glowed an almost neon silvery blue, at least back when I first bought it. I gave it some afternoon shade and kept it in a 5-gallon pot to help with drainage here in rainy, humid, hot Louisiana, but it died after about 2 years. If I lived further west or north, I would consider trying it again, but these kind of junipers ultimately just don't do well in the rainy Southeast U.S. (If I had known it was hardy down to -30F, I probably wouldn't have even bought it.) So my rating of Neutral only refers to keeping it here. I give it a Positive for overall appearance and manageable size.


On Sep 8, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Wide growing with stiff spreading branches.

Brilliant blue fine-textured foliage all year. Selected as a distinct improvement over other blue spreading junipers.

Well suited for the New England landscape in sunny locations. Tolerates relatively poor soil, salt exposure, and performs well in
windy sites.

Drought tolerant once established and adaptable to coastal conditions. Juniper fruits are not berries but actually small
cones whose scales have become flashy and fused together.

Typical 10-15 Yr. Height 3 Feet