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San Jose Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose'

SKU
04845
An extremely versatile conifer that can easily be used as a low border, groundcover, or container plant. Stiff, irregular branches with attractive, scaled, sage green foliage make this an excellent choice for training as a bonsai or other topiary form. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 6 to 9 ft. wide, in natural form.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasHere is a very easy, low growing plant that fills a dozen uses. A super groundcover for slopes or large borders. Its beauty is revealed when trained as an Asian garden bonsai or topiary form and planted in a lovely, square ceramic pot. Ideal for cascading over the edges of raised planters or to grow around hillside rocks and boulders. Excellent in small city gardens for evergreen sculptural quality.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitProstrate
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Topiary, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsRussian Sage (Perovskia); Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Catmint (Nepeta); Barberry (Berberis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

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

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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