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Juniperus chinensis Pyramidalis


Chinese Juniper

Slow growing column forming type

An upright juniper with a columnar, pyramidal shape and dense branches covered in prickly, blue-green, needle-like leaves.


Slow growing and an eye-catching plant for rock or gravel gardens and happy planted in a container.


Happy in any well-drained soil and able to cope with drought once established. Unhappy in waterlogged soils. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

Chinese junipers are perfect subjects for the ancient art of bonsai.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Skin irritant
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, Rock garden

Typically available

From January to December