Armstrong Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Armstrongii'

A wonderful upright evergreen for mass plantings, hedges, and screening, or by itself as a foundation or specimen plant. Slightly arching branches hold lacy-textured, light green that has great appeal both in its natural form, or clipped into formal shapes, and has steadfast color in cold weather.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
LoreJuniper berries were the original flavoring for gin and its oil has been utilized in a variety of industrial preparations.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and as wide, or wider.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasUpright Juniper such as this are planted at corners of the house or in spaces between windows and beside doorways. Use as a single specimen either left to grow naturally or clipped into a formal shape. Great barrier hedges for driveway separation or to discourage pedestrian traffic. Makes a good hot or cold windbreak hedge for seating areas, but short enough so it won't block sunshine or views.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitOval
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Specimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Potentilla (Potentilla); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

Highly adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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