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CHINESE JUNIPER
Juniperus chinensis

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Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Chico, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Shrub or small tree that can grow taller when managed.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Northeastern Asia.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

A Juniperus chinensis in Orange is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 40 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 109 inches and a crown spread of 51 feet.

Family: Cupressaceae

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 25 - 35 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Scalelike, Blue Green, Gray Green or Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Brown or Purple Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Green, Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Beetle Borers and Spider Mites, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Juniperus chinensis Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/juniperus-chinensis >

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