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Hollywood Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'

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Description

Hollywood juniper is a cultivar shrub in the Cupressaceae (cypress) family that was exported from Japan in 1920. This tree is salt and heat tolerant and is popular in California and the southwest. It can grow up to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide in an irregular shape as it matures. The upright branches are slightly twisted with swirling tufts of foliage. 

Hollywood juniper prefers full sun and well-drained soils. It can tolerate part sun, alkaline soils, poor soils, urban conditions and is drought tolerant once established. This tree isn't ideal as a hedge due to the irregular growth pattern and is best used as a specimen or near the corners of buildings and as an accent near gates or other hardscapes in the western part of the country. It has also been used as a bonsai specimen. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No significant problems. Mites and bagworms can infest the foliage. Root rot and bacterial blight can occur in poorly drained soils..

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#fragrant#drought tolerant#salt tolerant#needled evergreen#deer resistant#peeling bark#sun#accent#landscape plant sleuths course
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Irregular
    Multi-trunked
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    The small cones are 0.5 inches or less, oval to round and dark blue in color.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green fragrant needles that are mostly all the adult scale-like leaves.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
    Shaggy
    Bark Description:
    Brown bark has a shaggy appearance
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Poor Soil
    Salt