Juniper - San Jose / Size 2
San Jose Juniper / Juniperus

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 10" - 14" tall / Gallon size rootball

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Our Price: $10.75

Product Code: JUNSAN2

Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose'

Overall Description

San Jose Juniper is low growing juniper with heavy trunk & branching habit, making it a great choice for topiary & bonsai projects. Also fares well as a container plant for patio gardening. Landscape uses include low borders, groundcover, and even along moderate slopes to control soil erosion.

Foliage is very rigid, stiff, and somewhat prickly to the touch - bright sage green in color with a very slight blue cast here & there. Very drought tolerant once established, with moderate water requirements after first transplanted. Responds very well to annual trimming if needed in order to keep each individual specimen within a desired height or width.

All in all, this a rather trouble free, hardy, almost indestructible juniper variety that is useful for many different landscape and hobby applications.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 1 - 2 ft ( can be maintained lower through annual trimming )

--Mature Width : 5 - 8 ft ( can be maintained at shorter heights through trimming )

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 3" - 6" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun - prefers a nice sunny location

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy, acidic - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - typical needle type foliage that is very stiff & prickly, and bright sage green in color. Very heavy, thick texture with robust branching and trunk caliper.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention in this variety.

--Diseases / Insects :
Can be a victim of Phomompsis, or root rots if planted in overly wet soils with inadequate drainage.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for groundcover / erosion control applications

--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 a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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