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.
Chinese Juniper 'Stricta' - TreeJuniperus chinensis 'Stricta'
Decorative Chinese Juniper in steely blue
This is a striking Juniper (Juniperus chinensis) 'Stricta' that will grow compactly in a kind of cone shape and is pretty all year round! This conifer will look lovely as a standalone example. It is a slow grower that will still only be about 2 metres tall after 10 years so can easily be planted in a large planter. With a fairly tight growth, this easily grown conifer requires no pruning and once this Juniperus chinensis 'Stricta' is a few years old, an unpruned plant will produce juniper berries.Show more
Potted Chinese juniperIn 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.
Show moreChinese 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.
Show moreChinese 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!