Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose'

San Jose Chinese Juniper

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Slow to medium
Mature 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 brown
Leaf -
Fall Color -
Bark - Trunk and main branches usually thin, shredding, rarely scaling
Other 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 established
Native Habitat - Species from China, Mongolia, and Japan. Cultivar selected in San Jose, CA. 1935
Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to Juniper blight
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 14

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.