The blue pfitzer juniper (Juniperus x pfitzeriana) is a frequently planted evergreen shrub. It’s sharp needles of a vigorous routine as well as grayish-green. Mature specimens can achieve 5 to 6 feet tall and increase from 10 to 12-feet in girth. Pfitzer junipers create such robust development — placing on just as much as 12 that servicing is important to keep them looking their finest. You might need to cut to the prior yearâs wood to keep one of the shrubs inbounds. Pfitzer junipers are hardy in Sunset Climate Zones A2, A3, 1 to 24, 26, 28 to 45, H-1 and H2.
When trimming a Pfitzer juniper to safeguard your skin Wear work gloves.
Prune a Pfitzer juniper in early spring or late-winter prior to its new development commences.
Trim away any broken, dead or diseased branches with sharp pruning shears. The blades of your pruning shears for those who have employed them to reduce any branches that are diseased with rubbing alcohol. Doing so helps you prevent contaminating the plantâs wholesome development.
Thin the juniper by eliminating a few of its own branches that are inner, in the place of shearing the newest flush of development off. The leggy branches are backed by head into a side branch. Thinning, compared to shearing, provides the shrub a more normal form, and also encourages the plantâs wellness by permitting more air and sunlight to achieve inside.
Cut back or eliminate upper branches which might be preventing branches that are lower from obtaining light, especially in places where the branches are shaded that they’re dropping needles. Trim these branches that are leading by several inches to up to half their size, creating a cut in a side branch or bud.