Chinese Juniper (Juniperus x pfitzeriana 'Sea Green')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Needled
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Dioecious

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Sep 2, 2019 10:59 AM

In the 1980's and 1990's this cultivar of 'Sea Green' was very popular and planted around a lot in the Chicago, Illinois region. It is a spreading shrub like other Pfitzer types that has a fountain-like and mint green foliage color. Its needles are both the soft scale-like and prickly awl-like needles, so it is sort of scratchy to touch. I don't really remember seeing juniper berries on this clone or clones of this cultivar, but some sources speak of there being bluish berries on female plants. Another very similar cultivar that was also sold, but not as much, was 'Mint Julep' introduced from the famous, huge Monrovia Nurseries on the West Coast in 1971. I don't think I can really be sure which is which if I find unlabelled plants.

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