Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'
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Height: 15 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
This variety develops a rustic, twisted upright form, making it a great accent plant; interesting bright green needle-like foliage and showy powdery blue berries; a very versatile landscape plant, needs full sun
Hollywood Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. It has light green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage remain light green throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from mid summer to late winter.
Hollywood Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
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.
Hollywood Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Hollywood Juniper will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast 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.