Armstrong Chinese Juniper
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Slow to medium. Branches spread horizontallyMature Height - 3-4'Mature Width - 3-4'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Dioecious, staminate flowers yellow-brown to orange-yellow, start to show color and shed pollen in March. Pistillate flowers greenish. Trees with flowers of both sexes occasionally occur.Fruit - Cones globose or oblong, 0.33 to 0.5 across, at first whitish blue bloomy, when ripe dark brownLeaf - Fall Color - Bright green (sage green), holds color in cold weather.Bark - Trunk and main branches usually thin, shredding, rarely scalingOther Features - Leaves are primarily scale-like and soft to the touch except at the base. Species is toughest of evergreen landscape plants grown in all parts of the U.S.; no limit to their landscape value as screens, hedges, windbreaks, ground covers, foundation plants.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant balled-and burlapped or from a container; prefers moist, well-drained conditions; full sun; pH adaptable, quite tolerant of calcareous soils; tolerates dry soil once establishedNative Habitat - Species from China, Mongolia, and Japan, cultivar introduced by Armstrong Nurseries in 1932Diseases and Insects - Phomopsis and Kabatina blights (kill young shoots, prevalent in early spring and wet weather) relatively trouble freeStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Juniper.- Other plants of the family Cupressaceae.- Other plants of the genus Juniperus.- Other plants of the species Juniperus chinensis.