Chinese Juniper 'Armstrong'

Juniperus chinensis

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Armstrong
Hybridized by Armstrong Nursery
Registered or introduced: 1932

Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides Winter Interest

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

N/A

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Cincinnati, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 7, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Spreading Cultivars: many of these cultivars are considered J. x media forms. J. x media is thought
to be J. sabina x J. sphaerica (which may be a form of J. chinensis).

This dwarf plant was originally introduced into commerce in 1932 by Armstrong Nursery, in California, as a Chinese juniper cultivar.
Recent testing has determined Armstrongii to be a hybrid (J. chinensis x J. sabina), and it is now included in x pfitzeriana.

leaves mostly scale-like, except at base of branches, bright green, horizontally branched, sage green, very attractive, maintains color in cold weather.

Dwarf, shrubby, pfitzer juniper that slowly grows to 3-4 tall and as wide.
It features horizontally spreading branching primarily clad with scale-lik... read more

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