Juniperus chinensis (Sea Green Juniper)

Junipers rank as one of the toughest landscape plants used around the world today. There are 13 species native to the United States alone. Generally the junipers that are categorized as shrubs range in size from 2-10 ft. tall with equal spread. Be careful to select the variety of juniper whose mature size fits your design criteria (pruning or removing a juniper is very unpleasant work). ‘Sea Green’ is a compact (5 x 5 ft.) dark green shrub with arching shape. There are 200 plus varieties of juniper available commercially; please refer to the Sunset Garden Book for a detailed discussion. Plant all in full sun to part shade, any soil and water 1-2 times per week. It is advisable to mulch around junipers when first planted to reduce weed growth while they are filling in. This plant is not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.

Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Moderate
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  2-10 ft. x 2-10 ft.
Native:  No
Color:  Green
Bees:  No
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring