Mint Julep® Juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Monlep'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||A informal shrub that is highly adapted to topiary forms. Use as a rugged hedge along driveways and to divide properties. Helpful barrier to shield more sensitive planting from winter wind and snow drift. Provides solid foliage to mask crawl spaces and utilities in foundation planting. Blend with gold and bronze evergreens in mixed shrub borders. The spreading form is an ideal bank cover for erosion control.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic foliage color|
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