San Jose Chinese Juniper
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Slow to mediumMature Height - 24"Mature Width - 6-8'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 - Bark - Trunk and main branches usually thin, shredding, rarely scalingOther Features - FEMALE plant. Creeping form, spreads irregularly; foliage sage green. 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 selected in San Jose, CA. 1935Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to Juniper blightStrength - 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.