• Overview
    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
    Fast growing 15 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing 15 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Design IdeasNamed for its popularity in Los Angeles gardens, this twisted upright beauty is very cold hardy. Its unique form and deep green color is striking against peach or white stucco walls. Use at entries and to mark gateways, and it is very attractive in conjunction with wrought iron gates. Grow on the corners of your house or between windows. It can be lined up in an informal hedge, but this spoils its drama as a single specimen and will not have the manicured appearance of a true hedge. Perfect for Mediterranean, Santa Fe, and Asian inspired gardens.
    Companion PlantsFor a Mediterranean or Southwest design, pair with Rosemary, Lavender, Yarrow, Yucca, Mexican Sage, Desert Willow, Mexican Anise Tree and Desert Spoon. Versatile in an Asian garden planted amongs Heavenly Bamboo, Rose of Sharon, Flowering Quince, St. John's Wort and Japanese Maples.
  • 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.Pruning time: summer.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The first twisted juniper was imported from Japan in 1920 when it was known as 'Kaikusa' and later renamed by Alice Eastwood of California. It is an Asian cultivar of the species J. chinensis, which is a forest tree of considerable size in its homeland. Unique forms were selected by the Chinese in antiquity producing dozens of colors and forms. Most were not "discovered" by the west until contemporary times.