LATIN NAME: JUNIPERUS CHINENSIS ‘SHIMPAKU’
This evergreen is recognized for its soft, bright green foliage and stunning red-brown bark. It has a naturally irregular vase shape growth habit reaching 12 inches tall (3-5 feet wide). Ideally used as groundcover and bonsai due to its highly flexible branches.
Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; tolerates shade
Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant
Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained
soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil; Salt tolerant
Cold Hardiness Zone: 3-9
This easy-to-grow evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Once mature, shearing is recommended annually to maintain desired shape, depending on the plant form.