Juniperus chinensis ‘Kaizuka’
- Common Name(s):
- Hollywood juniper
Hollywood juniper is a small upright evergreen tree in the Cupressaceae family. This plant tolerates drought, erosion, and air pollution. Plant as a privacy screen or windbreak. Bark peels off in eye-catching strips. This plant is moderatly salt tolerant.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Winter Fruit: Bark: Winter
Wildlife Value: Attracts birds. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Occasional insect pests include aphids, bagworms, webworms, and scale. Junipers are generally susceptible to tip and needle blights. Cedar-apple rust and related rust diseases spend part of their life cycle on junipers. Root rot may occur, particularly in wet, poorly drained soils. Canker may attack bark or main stems.
- 15-30 ft.
- Insignificant. Male plants produce catkin-like pollen cones. Female plants produce fleshy, berry-like, whitish-blue seed cones that usually acquire violet-brown tones as they mature over two years.
- Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of a wide variety of soils including clay but does not tolerate wet soils.
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Slow to medium
NCCES plant id: 3319