Hetz Columnar Juniper Spiral Topiary Tree

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 12
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Hetz Columnar Juniper Spiral Topiary
Juniperus chinensis 'Hetzii columnaris'
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The spiral’s gone viral! Everybody loves a spiral topiary tree, and these fun and fancy specimens are making an appearance in more and more gardens across the country. Get on board with this hot trend with a Bower & Branch™ Hetz Juniper Spiral Topiary Tree. This sculpted evergreen tree will be the star of your entryway garden, foundation beds, or patio plantings. You can even keep it in a container on your deck if you wish. In winter, your Hetz Spiral will make a lovely nighttime display when decorated with Christmas lights. Our talented nursery crew carefully shapes each one of these special trees by hand and have to work hard to keep supply up with demand. Order yours today!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 12
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

In the 1930s, Frank Hetz, owner of Fairview Evergreen Nurseries (a family business still in operation in Fairview, Pennsylvania), ordered 100 Juniper seedlings from a California grower. The type of Juniper Hetz bought was the California Juniper, a species that’s cold-hardy only in areas where winter temperatures never fall below the teens. Needless to say, the experiment on the frosty shores of Lake Erie was a failure... except for one plant that survived. Later testing revealed that the surviving Hetz Juniper (a.k.a. the Fairview Juniper), was actually a hardy Chinese Juniper that had been sent by mistake. Hetz Juniper’s lovely blue-green foliage and its toughness has since made it one of the most popular landscape plants ever, and its tolerance for pruning has made it a wonderful topiary subject.

The Details

Hetz Juniper is a female form of Juniper, meaning that it produces silvery blue berries that the birds (especially cedar waxwings) will enjoy. The cones hug the branches tightly, so even after you finish trimming your Hetz Juniper Spiral Topiary Tree, there will probably still be some treats for the birds.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun
Avg Mature Height 20
Avg Mature Width 8
Spacing 12
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Size: A

Size A

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Size A Trees:

Grown in our #7 or #8 topiary container. Spirals up all the way to 4 feet or more. Perfect for framing a doorway or walkway. This work of art gives any landscape a sense of regality.

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Hetz Columnar Juniper Spiral Topiary Tree