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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





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:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.


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.