Juniperus chinensis 'Armstrongii'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis|
|Lore||Juniper berries were the original flavoring for gin and its oil has been utilized in a variety of industrial preparations.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and as wide, or wider.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Upright 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.|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Specimen, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (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