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Chinese Juniper
Juniperus chinensis
Chinese Juniper form
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9 
Mature Height: 2-25 Feet
Mature Width: 0 Feet
Features: Evergreen foliage; some cultivars have colored foliage.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil is best, but tolerates dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars: Numerous cultivars available. Check local nurseries for cultivars available in your area.
Mature Form: Varies by cultivar
Native To: China and Japan
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Variegated
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: The cultivars of this species are so variable in size that it is important for the consumer to verify the ultimate size of any cultivar prior to purchase.

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