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Juniperus chinensis 'Kaizuka'

Phonetic Spelling
joo-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis kaye-ZOO-kah
Description

Hollywood Juniper is a small, upright, evergreen tree or shrub in the Cupressaceae family that grows up to 20'-30' high. This plant prefers the sun and has excellent heat and salt tolerance. It is pH adaptable and prefers moist, well-drained soils. Hollywood Juniper tolerates erosion and air pollution and is easily transplanted. This plant makes an excellent specimen or accent plant due to sculptural branching and the eye-catching strips that occur when the bark peels off. It has a slow to medium growth rate and works well planted as a privacy screen, windbreak, or in an Asian style garden. This plant has some pest and disease problems but it is resistant to damage by deer.  It grows in a wide variety of soils including clay but does not tolerate wet soils.

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. 

Quick ID Hints:

  • Has a twisted, irregular branching habit
  • Vivid bluish-green leaves are 90% or more scale type
  • The female cone is berry-like, tiny, and glaucous

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#birds#small tree#blue#drought tolerant#specimen#green#shrub#blue green needles#salt tolerant#accent plant#windbreak#moist soil#privacy#cpp#asian#transplant#deer resistant#screens#sunshine#blue green leaves#fantz#asian garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#birds#small tree#blue#drought tolerant#specimen#green#shrub#blue green needles#salt tolerant#accent plant#windbreak#moist soil#privacy#cpp#asian#transplant#deer resistant#screens#sunshine#blue green leaves#fantz#asian garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds.
    Play Value:
    Screening
    Wind Break
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Brown/Copper
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Description:
    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.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    90% or more of leaves on this plant are scale leaves in 4 ranks. Leaves are in opposite pairs, are tufted, and are a vivid bluish-green in color. The variegated form has creamy, white markings. Juvenile leaves are awl shaped.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are twisted with irregular open areas, making the plant "a living piece of sculpture."
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Salt