Goldtip Temple Juniper, Stiff-leaved Juniper, Needle Juniper
Juniperus rigida 'Hikari'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: rigida (RIG-ih-duh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hikari

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Aromatic

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Louisville, Kentucky

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 10, 2006, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

The irregular branching habit and cream colored new growth make this easy to grow conifer a great choice for adding some texture to the border. Be sure to wear garden gloves when cultivating Hikari as its needles are quite sharp. This plant is very difficult to find in the trade. I purchased mine from Collectors Nursery.