(Your shopping cart is empty)

  Home > Juniper / Juniperus >

  Juniper - Spiny Greek / Size 1
Spiny Greek Juniper
Spiny Greek Juniper

*Availability Status: In stock & currently shipping
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 12"-16" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.95

Product Code: JUNGRK1

Juniperus chinensis 'Spiny Greek'

Overall Description

This is a very attractive juniper with very dense, compact, blue green foliage. As the name suggests, Spiny Greek has an extremely stiff, prickly feel to its foliage. Has a columnar to slightly pyramidal growth habit, and keeps a nice neat shape, even when larger. Sometimes used for plant sculpturing / topiaries instead of Dwarf Alberta Spruce because of its hardiness combined with its super dense foliage. Good choice for borders, group plantings, and small/medium sized wind or privacy screens.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height: 8-12 ft

Mature Width: 4-5 ft

Growth rate:
Moderate ( 6"-10" avg per yr )

Hardiness Zones
4-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

Sun Exposure: Full sun preferred, 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 to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended.

Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen -
foliage color is a nice sage green color throughout the warmer months, and will bronze somewhat........especially in very cold climates, or in location where it is exposed to substantial cold wintry winds. Texture is very needle like, and extremely poky, sharp, and spiny to the touch.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Cones - occasional small round cones are seen on older, more mature specimens.

Diseases / Insects:
Rather trouble free juniper variety - however both Phomopsis & Kabatina blights have been observed on specimens if planted in soil with inadequate drainage, or if kept in overly wet conditions for extended periods of time. Very, very tough juniper with few, if any, problems to speak of at all.

Recommended Spacing:
3 ft apart recommended for hedge planting

Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend POOPeas for use with all of evergreen species. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

Additional Features & Characteristics:

Drought Tolerant : Spiny Greek Juniper has shown itself to have exceptional drought tolerance, and a fairly low overall water requirement once established

Difficult To Handle: This variety has foliage that is extremely rigid & prickly - use caution and care when handling

Popular Bonsai Choice: This variety has been known to work very well as a bonsai subject, as well as for sculpturing, and topiary work.

Helpful Links & Information

Evergreen Nursery

 About Us
 Privacy Policy
 Send Us Feedback