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Emerald Feather™ Juniper

Juniperus virginiana 'J. N. Select Green'

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Emerald Feather™ Juniper (Juniperus virginiana 'J. N. Select Green') at Chalet Nursery

Emerald Feather™ Juniper

Emerald Feather™ Juniper

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Brand:  Greenleaf Nursery


A fine, fast growing juniper with interesting bright green foliage and a dense, columnar habit of growth; the unusual awl-shaped needles give the plant a rich texture; a beautiful selection for screening that is deer resistant; exceptionally hardy

Ornamental Features

Emerald Feather™ Juniper has attractive green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. It produces steel blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Feather™ Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Feather™ Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Emerald Feather™ Juniper will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation  Garden 
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features