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San Jose Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose'

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San Jose Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose') at GardenWorks

San Jose Juniper

San Jose Juniper

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Height:  12 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A popular low growing groundcover evergreen with attractive gray-green needle-like foliage, wide spreading habit; ideal for use as a low groundcover in sunny dry locations, excellent in the foundation garden

Ornamental Features

San Jose Juniper has attractive grayish green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. It produces powder blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

San Jose Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

San Jose Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

San Jose Juniper will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features


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