Chinese Juniper Juniperus chinensis

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Botanical Name:

Juniperus chinensis







Common Name:

Chinese Juniper

60 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Juniperus chinensis

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 6 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Or, sow outside in spring for germination the following spring.
In a Nutshell:
* Juniperus chinensis ( Chinese Juniper , ??, ?) is a shrub or tree , very variable in shape, reaching 1-20 m tall. It is native to northeast Asia , in China , Mongolia , Japan , Korea and the southeast of Russia . more...
* A narrow conical tree with green, gray-green, or blue-green foliage; likes moist, well-drained soil, full sun; doesn't mind lime; parent of dozens of highly variable cultivars varying from prostrate forms to fastigiate trees; native to China and Japan.
* The stems are used in the treatment of parasitic skin problems and rheumatism. The fruit is used in the treatment of convulsions, excessive sweating and hepatitis. The root is used in the treatment of burns and scalds. The resin, mixed with the resin of Pinus species, is used as a resolvent on tumours. more...
Bonsai Comments:

Bonsai trees are just formed from normal tree seedlings trimmed and trained to stay in their miniature state. Junipers are a very popular tree for bonsai because they are easy to train and care for , and develop into an attractive bonsai. Chinese Junipers are an evergreen and need to be outdoors in a sunny spot with afternoon shade. Protect the tree in freezing tempreatures . The scale-like foliage will grow in a range of colors yellow, blue and greyish greens are common . Multiple trunks are common and they can be adapted to a variety of styles.

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