Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Vigorous grower to 15 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Pyramidal
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Vigorous grower to 15 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Does not flower
Garden styleAsian/Zen
Design IdeasThis is a super windbreak plant when lined in a tight row. When slightly separated, its staccato repeats create an architectural divide. This column of green foliage is available in spirals and poodle columns that are perfect in formal gardens or, best of all, as potted specimens. Also, you can let them grow naturally and gradually shape as you see fit. Perfect for Persian-inspired courtyard gardens when used as a matched set of four at the corners of a large tiered fountain or central plaza. A good choice for bringing two-story walls down to a more human scale.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
This columnar shaped cultivar was introduced in the 1940s by Fairview Nursery of Pennsylvania. It was selected by Neil R. Heitz from seedlings of its parent species, J. chinensis, which is native to China in mountains collected at the 10,000 foot elevation. The Chinese have gown the species for centuries and produced a number of cultivars before the plant found its way to the west in the 16th or 17th centuries. This produced a huge array of sizes, forms and colors within the species. There are over sixty other species in the genus Juniperus classified in 1767 by Linnaeus, inspired by its place of origin.