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PlantFiles: Chinese Juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Point

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive fly_girl On Feb 28, 2007, fly_girl from The Woodlands, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This shrub is a great backdrop for the garden. Mine has only grown to about 6' tall in 4 years, they are a slow grower, but worth the wait.

Positive DreamOfSpring On Mar 4, 2006, DreamOfSpring from Charleston, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have been keeping a 5' specimen in a 5 gallon pot for 6 years now. I neglect it terribly. The soil dries out quickly during our hot summers and generally resembles concrete. Despite all of this, it is toughing it out and even growing.

Positive Paulwhwest On Apr 30, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I've never seen any disease or pest problem of any kind on this plant. It is quite drought tolerant, and has beautiful foliage all year long. It is not extremely fast growing, but it keeps its tall pointed shape with minimal if any pruning.

Positive keepster On Dec 2, 2003, keepster from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This handsome evergreen has very dense, blue-green foliage and a natural pyramidal shape that does not require pruning. Has execellent drought tolerance once established. A tough, durable plant, good for a foundation planting, an informal hedge or a chrub border. Grows well under most conditons except wet soil.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brownsboro, Alabama
Smiths, Alabama
Prescott, Arizona
Fallbrook, California
Mountain View Acres, California
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Clearwater, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Savannah, Georgia
Stockbridge, Georgia
Columbus, Ohio
El Paso, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Spring, Texas
Urbanna, Virginia
Gillette, Wyoming

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