interesting juniper that is most commonly used in bonsai and topiary
applications, but works well in landscaping as well. Nice super green
foliage with a very irregular, low growing vase form with
maturity.Develops an attractive, flaking bark with maturity as
well. Can be used as a lower growing foreground planting. Also looks
fabulous in rock gardens, as well as container growing for bonsai &
topiary projects. Likes average to rich, well drained soil. Loves full
sun, but will take partial shade as well. This is actually a fairly
hard to locate variety of juniper, but has good ornamental value and
Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 3 - 3 1/2 ft
Mature Width: 4-6 ft
Growth rate: Moderate ( 4"-6" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 5-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full
but will tolerate some partial shade as well. Growth rate, and foliage
density will both suffer slightly when planted in shady locations.
Soil Preference: Average
slightly acidic & fertile - well drained. Regular mulchings are very beneficial.
Foliage Color & Texture: Foliage
is beautiful dark mint green all year round - no winter discoloration noticed
here in East TN. Texture is very similar to that of Torulosa Juniper -
not quite as needle like, or prickly as the vast majority are though.
Slightly softer feel to the foliage.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: None to mention - occasional berry like cones have been observed every once in a while.
Diseases / Insects:
trouble free juniper variety - however both Phomopsis & Kabatina lights have been observed on specimens if planted in soil with inadequate drainage, or if kept in overly wet conditions for extended periods of time.
Fertilization / Feeding: Either
water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone
is excellent ). Other granular types with 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio is
acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall -
avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after