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Gin Fizz® Juniperus chinensis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 120 - 216 Inches
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Gin Fizz® Juniperus chinensis
Sun 120 - 216

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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