Juniperus pingii

July 29, 2010

Juniperus pingii in background

We have been selling this rare Chinese juniper for a number of years. In NC this tree grows slowly and after ten years may be six or eight feet tall by as about as wide. I found a good example of a much older specimen in the Portland Oregon area. This tree is about 20 ft by 20 ft wide. What is unique about this tree is the color. It is not green, or blue but somewhere in between. The overall habit is bushy with multiple leaders developing, with the tips droopy. Junipers prefer to be grown on the drier side and are quite drought tolerant once established. The only pests we have seen are occassionally bag worms will become a problem. Propagation is by winter cuttings with bottom heat and mist.

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