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Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Vase'

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jew-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
Description

Blue Vase Juniper is a needled evergreen shrub in the cypress family originally found in Asia. It has an upright spreading habit giving it a vase shape and grows 3-5 feet tall and 2-4 feet wide. The steel blue foliage holds it's color year-long.

Plant in average, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. It is tolerant of most soil types, even clay, but does not grow well in poorly-drained ones. Use the shrub as a specimen, in foundation gardens. It is tolerant of urban conditions and drought once established.  Details of Juniperus chinensis follow, many of which apply to Blue Vase.

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#evergreen#low growing#specimen#shrub#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#evergreen shrub#rocky soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
 
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#evergreen#low growing#specimen#shrub#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#evergreen shrub#rocky soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, Mongolia, Japan, Himalayas
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Resistant to deer, air pollution, drought tolerant, salt tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No true fruits, but female cones are blue, fleshy "berry" looking and edible, often used as a seasoning.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers, but cones are large and brown and fall apart upon maturity. Females' cone of light blue, fleshy "berry"
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dense, steel blue scale-like foliage.
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    Ridged and fissured peeling in strips
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Salt