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Juniperus chinensis 'Stricta' (Chinese Juniper)

Chinese Juniper 'Stricta'


Compact and slow-growing, Juniperus chinensis 'Stricta' (Chinese Juniper) is a narrow, pyramidal, evergreen shrub resembling the Italian cypress with its branches ascending to a point. Tightly branched, its soft, blue-green foliage is quite ravishing. Ideal for providing year-round structure, it makes a wonderful specimen plant, adds accent vertical lines to the landscape. The dense foliage makes it perfect for hedges and windbreaks too. A good choice for narrow spaces in need of a pointedly upright evergreen shrub.

  • Grows up to 5-6 ft. tall (150-180 cm) and 2-4 ft. wide (160-120 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including clay soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, for foundation plantings, screens or hedges.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to China, Japan, Mongolia and the Himalayas

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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