Juniperus chinensis 'Monlep'

Mint Julip™ Chinese Juniper

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slow to medium
Mature Height - 4-6'
Mature Width - Greater spread
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 -
Bark - Trunk and main branches usually thin, shredding, rarely scaling
Other Features - Compact grower, arching branches creating a low fountain-like form, brilliant mint green. Species is toughest of evergreen landscape plants grown in all parts of the U.S.
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 selected by Monrovia, 1971
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 143

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.