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Chinese Juniper

Botanical Name
Juniperus chinensis
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
Up to 50 feet
Width
15 to 20 feet
Flowers
Often dioecious, some monoecious, not of ornamental value
Fruit
Round fleshy cones, whitish-blue with bloom, maturing to brown the second year
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained to dry
Planting & Care
  • Tolerates high pH, salt and clay soil
  • Transplants easily
Problems
Phomopsis blight
Varieties
  • Aurea - 1-3'x6-8', new growth is yellow
  • Old Gold - bronze-gold foliage, 3x4'
  • Maneyi - bluish green foliage, 6'x12'
  • Sea Green - mint green foliage, 4-6'x6-8'

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