Limeade™ Spartan Juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Montodd' Plant Patent Applied For
|Description||A stunning, fast growing evergreen with vibrant yellow highlights on dark green foliage. The densely branched columnar form is well-suited for use as a formal accent, screen or windbreak. In its natural form, the symmetrical, pyramidal shape rarely needs pruning. An excellent specimen for formal topiary. Tolerates heat, cold and drought.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing to 15 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Problems/Solutions||Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||A beautiful alternative to the tall, stately cypress of Italy, with a dense foliage and compact form and an added element of dramatic yellow variegation to brighten smaller gardens. Grow in high quality, heavyweight concrete or ceramic containers for proper scale and stability. Dense branching creates a lovely spiral topiary, and natural columnar form is excellent for small scale screening and windbreaks.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Rose (Rosa); Lilac (Syringa)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||J. chinensis is native to northeast Asia, including China, Mongolia, Japan, Korea and parts of Russia. The Chinese have grown the species for centuries and produced a number of their own garden cultivars before the plant was "discovered" by the west. The genus Juniperus was classified in 1767, but taxonomic confusion resulted with the introduction of other forms from China that are technically the same species but more accurately subspecies and cultivars. Further cross breeding resulted in a huge array of sizes, forms and colors. The leaves of this juniper are toxic but have been used over the years in certain home remedy ointments. Foliage is repellent to lice, and oils are extracted from the plant and used in traditional insecticides.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
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