|Latin name:||Juniperus chinensis 'Stricta'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||100 - 200 cm|
|Planting distance:||100 - 150 cm|
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis) grows best in the garden. They do require permeable, well-drained soil, somewhat clay based and none too wet. These are totally hardy plants.
Make sure the root ball of the Chinese juniper is soaked well prior to planting - stand the plant in a bucket of lukewarm water overnight. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil thoroughly with a fork. Plant your juniper at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil and heel well in. Water immediately after planting. Improve your garden soil with the addition of some compost and peat. This conifer will thank you for a spot in full sun or partial shade.
Potted Chinese juniper
In case you wondered... this Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis) will also thrive in a large planter on your patio or decking! Water regularly, but do ensure good drainage.
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis) requires no pruning. A slow growing conifer, it wouldn't hurt it, but it will actually be much better if you leave it be. Keep pruning to the absolute minimum and only remove irregular growth, such as when a branch sticks out the wrong way from its conical habit.
Do water extra in periods of drought. You can feed this conifer in the growing season.
Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis) is a lovely, slow growing tree from China and Japan. Grows freely in wilds of these countries. Once well established a Chinese Juniper can grow really old. There are examples known in China that are more than 1,000 years old.
Juniperus is classified under Cupressaceae.
This steel blue conical conifer grows very slowly making it ideal for a small garden!