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Juniperus chinensis 'Parsonii'

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Description

Parson's Juniper is a dense low growing evergreen shrub in the cypress family native to Asia. It grows 2-3 feet tall and spreads 4-10 feet wide. The blue-green to gray-green foliage has a soft texture and the shrub has an upright branching pattern. It is heat, salt and drought tolerant and easy to grow.

Its preference is for well-drained moist to dry soils in full sun but it will tolerate some shade. Use as a ground cover, on banks to prevent erosion, foundation plant or filler between shrubs.

Details of Juniperus chinensis follow, many of which apply to Parsonii.

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#evergreen#sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#low growing#shrub#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#erosion control#low water use#deer resistant#groundcover#evergreen shrub#rocky soils tolerant
 
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#evergreen#sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#low growing#shrub#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#erosion control#low water use#deer resistant#groundcover#evergreen shrub#rocky soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer, salt, air pollution
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 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. Female cones are blue fleshy "berry" looking.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Scale-like blue-green or gray-green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Rock Wall
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Salt