UPRIGHT JUNIPER: SPINY GREEK
LATIN NAME: JUNIPERUS CHINENSIS 'SPINY GREEK'
This fast-growing, upright evergreen’s blue-green foliage has a prickly feel, hence the name ‘Spiny,’ and the glowing coloration persists throughout the year. Its dense, compact, columnar growth habit reaches 12-15 feet tall(4-5 feet wide). Its size and density make it ideally used as a hedge, screen, accent, topiary, and windbreak.
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
Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-9
This low-maintenance, upright 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. Shear annually to maintain desired shape. Pruning is not required.