Juniperus chinensis 'Armstrong'

Armstrong Chinese Juniper

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slow to medium. Branches spread horizontally
Mature 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 brown
Leaf -
Fall Color - Bright green (sage green), holds color in cold weather.
Bark - Trunk and main branches usually thin, shredding, rarely scaling
Other 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 established
Native Habitat - Species from China, Mongolia, and Japan, cultivar introduced by Armstrong Nurseries in 1932
Diseases and Insects - Phomopsis and Kabatina blights (kill young shoots, prevalent in early spring and wet weather) relatively trouble free
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 25

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.