Kallay's Compact Pfitzer Juniper

Product Code: jkall

Juniper 'Kallays Compact' (J.chinensis)
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Kallay's Compact Pfitzer juniper is an improved form of the compact Pfitzer. It has a maximum height of around 3 foot and a spread around 6 feet. Even though it has a compact shape it is a vigorous grower and has a dense compact growth habit. It showcases fine bright green, thick foliage. It definitely is the hardiest of the compact Pfitzer juniper plant types. This evergreen shrub will mature to around 2-3' high x 4-6' wide.

Planting & Care for Kallay’s Compact Pfitzer Junipers

Preparation

  • Kallay's Compact Pfitzer juniper is an improved form of the compact Pfitzer.
  • Even though it has a compact shape it is a vigorous grower and has a dense compact growth habit.
  • It definitely is the hardiest of the compact Pfitzer juniper plant types.
  • This evergreen shrub will mature to around 2-3' high x 4-6' wide.
  • Likes full sun and well-drained soils.
  • Be sure to plant away from areas where pets might go to the bathroom, highly salted areas or along borders. This will damage your juniper plant. 

Opening Plant Material

  • Containers - Completely saturate all container plants by putting in a larger container of water until stops bubbling, remove. Now ready to plant. Dig a hole no deeper than the depth of the container and 6" or more, making sure it’s wider on the sides.

Planting containers

  • Slide plant from pot by tapping on the bottom of the pot.
  • With shovel or knife trim bottom 2" off of the root ball for plants in plastic containers.
  • Rotate the plant to the proper position. Never lift or move plants by the tops.
  • Place the root ball in the hole.
  • Notice where the base of the trunk flairs out from the tree. This is called the root flair. This root flair should show when the tree is planted. If necessary, add soil under the ball so the root flair is exposed.
  • Place fertilizer packets into the bottom of the hole (if purchased). *Use Our Recommended Fertilizer.
  • Backfill the hole with soil, making sure the top of the root ball is visible and slightly higher than the soil around it.
  • Firm the soil around the plant. Water well to settle soil around the root ball.

Pruning - After Planting

  • Containers - Although it is not essential for containers to be pruned after planting, a light pruning for shape, to remove any broken branches from shipping, or to thin out a heavily branched plant will help in the transplanting process and in the appearance of your new planting.

Pruning - Through-out the Season

  • Watch our helpful pruning videos on our “Plant Features & Videos” tab to be sure you’re pruning your juniper correctly and at the right time of year.

Watering - After Planting

  • Plants typically take approximately 6 weeks to establish new roots in your soil. During this period, water plants as often as every 2-4 days at the start and at least a minimum of once per week.
  • Beyond the 6 week establishment period, water once per week, unless rains occur.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

Watering - Through-out the Season

  • After the first season, plants should only be watered during extended periods without rain.
  • How do you know if your plants need water? The easiest way to tell is to touch the soil around the roots. If it is moist, there is no need to water. If it is dry, give it a good soaking with the hose end (no nozzle) watering the soil only, not the leaves.
  • Stick your finger into the soil around 3” to check soil moisture.

 

Go to our "Plant Features & Video Tab" for more information & tips on caring and maintaining this plant.

Handling & Planting Guidelines

Special Features & Videos for Kallay’s Compact Pfitzer Junipers

Special Plant Features & Tips

  • Kallay's Compact Pfitzer juniper is an improved form of the compact Pfitzer.
  • It has a maximum height of around 3 foot and a spread around 6 feet.
  • Even though it has a compact shape it is a vigorous grower and has a dense compact growth habit.
  • It showcases fine bright green, thick foliage.
  • It definitely is the hardiest of the compact Pfitzer juniper plant types.
  • This evergreen shrub will mature to around 2-3' high x 4-6' wide.
  • Likes full sun and well-drained soils.
  • Watch our helpful pruning videos below to be sure you’re pruning your juniper correctly and at the right time of year.
  • Be sure to plant away from areas where pets might go to the bathroom, highly salted areas or along borders. This will damage your juniper plant. 

How to Prune Juniper Plant Types in Summer

 

How & When to Prune Evergreens Plants

 

Pruning Winter Burn on Evergreens

 

ItemApprox Weight (lbs.)Approx Base Dimensions (diameter)Approx Height
#7 Grow Bag** 35-50 14-16" 5-8'
#10 Grow Bag** 55-70 18" 6-8'
#15 Grow Bag** 65-80 22" 6-10'
#20 Grow Bag** 75-100 24" 8-12'
1 1/4" B&B** 250-500 22" for single stems, 28" for multiple stems  8-11'
1 1/2" B&B** 325-600 24" for single stems, 30" for multiple stems  10-12'
2" B&B** 500-700 28" for single stems, 32" for multiple stems 10-14'
2 1/2" B&B** 600-1000 30" for single stems, 36" for multiple stems 10-15'
3" B&B** 850-1000 34"-36"  12-16'
3 1/2" B&B** 1000 36"  12-18'
10' B&B** 250 22"  10'
12' B&B** 325 24"  12'
14' B&B** 500 28" 14'
16' B&B** 600 30"  16'
2' B&B** 50 12-16"  2'
3' B&B** 60-250 16-22"  3'
4' B&B** 250 22-24" 4'
5' B&B** 325 22-24"  5'
6' B&B** 150-325 16-24" 6'
7' B&B** 500-700 28-32"  7'
8' B&B** 600-700 14-30"  8'
9' B&B** 700 32"  9'
#3 container* Less than 35  10" 10" 
#5 container** 40 11" 10.5" 
#7 container** 60 14" 12" 
#10 container** 80 14" 14 
#20 container** 160 19.5" 17" 
Bare Root* varies, but always lighter no soil on roots varies depending on item

*#1 - #3 containers and bare root are the only items that can be shipped FedEx and/or by our delivery trucks (see below for more information regarding pick-up and local delivery. 

**Any items over 100 Ibs., #5 - #20 containers or B&B can only be delivered by our trucks due to FedEx shipping weight and size restrictions. Our trusted trucks only deliver around a 100 miles radius from our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Any item you order can be picked-up at our corporate office in Waterloo, Wisconsin or our new retail garden center Winterland Nursery for free (bare root orders cannot be picked up at Winterland due to lack of bare root coolers). See our estimated delivery schedule here

Growing Zones: 4-8

Color: Green
Plant Size: 2-3' high x 4-6' wide
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Low Maintenance: Yes
Deer Resistant: No
Attracts Butterflies: No
Attracts Bees: No
Attracts Birds: No
Edible: No
Native: No

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