• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Vigorous grower to 15 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Conifer
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Vigorous grower to 15 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    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.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
  • Care
    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 & Lore
    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.