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Gin Fizz® Juniperus chinensis

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Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
216" 120"
Height
120 - 216"
Spread
84 - 120"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    It's juniper berries that give gin its characteristic flavor, and it's berries that make Gin Fizz® juniper extra special. This beautiful, pyramidal evergreen develops a very heavy crop of blue-green fruits that contribute to a delightfully textured, colorful look in the landscape. It makes a striking specimen or can be used to create a lush hedge for year-round coverage and privacy. Thrives in full sun and resists deer.

    Top reasons to grow Gin Fizz juniper:

    - Sets far more fruit than other junipers for a very ornamental display

    - Evergreen

    - A sun loving, deer resistant alternative to arborvitae

    Produces Berries
    Winter Interest
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    120 - 216 Inches
    Spacing: 
    84 - 120 Inches
    Spread: 
    84 - 120 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Low
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Large, pyramidal evergreens like Gin Fizz juniper add strong, year-round structure to the landscape. This is a nice option for hedging in sunny, dry spots, or where deer are an issue.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Little pruning or maintenance is needed. Can be trimmed as desired - avoid cutting into thick, woody stems, as recover from such cuts is slow. 

    Gin Fizz® Juniperus chinensis 'RIKAG' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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