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Sea Green Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Green'

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Description

'Sea Green' grows as a compact spreader with fountain-like, arching branches.  Its upright growth with arching branches is a very distinct trait of this variety.   It can be pruned easily to maintain a specific height.  Once established, junipers require little maintenance.

Its evergreen habit makes this plant a welcomed addition to any landscape.  It grows best in full sun with sufficient water.  When planted in an area with little sun, the plant will tend to become thin in appearance.  When planting in a location with lighter soils, water moderately. Planting in heavier soils will require little to moderate watering.  Ensure that proper drainage is provided.  The typical cause of junipers failing is too much moisture. 

Juniper is used for making fence posts.  Its clean-burning nature makes it excellent firewood.  

Insects, Diseases and Other Plant Problems:  Fairly disease and insect tolerant.  Bagworms can be an issue but easily rectified chemically or by pulling the insect off the plant.  Blight, which causes dieback, can be a minor problem.  Affected branches can be removed through pruning.  This Juniperus like others is deer, drought, air pollution, salt, and erosion resistant but also purportedly resistant to Cedar Apple Rust prevalent to other junipers.

Details of Juniperus chinensis follow, many of which apply to Sea Green.

More information on Juniperus chinensis.

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#low growing#shrub#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#erosion control#deer resistant#evergreen shrub#compact habit#rocky soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant
 
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Textural
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer, Cedar-Apple Rust, Diseases, Drought, Pollution, Salt
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 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. Female cones are blue fleshy "berry" looking.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark mint green that darkens in winter. Grown for its foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Salt