Chinese Juniper – Juniperus chinensis

$3.15

The classic face of bonsai and one of the easiest trees for the beginner.

Chinese Junipers are perhaps the most widely grown bonsai tree species in the world and are easy to train and care for. In Chinese and Japanese folklore, Junipers are symbols of longevity. As bonsai they are rugged and hardy, grow quickly and give the new bonsai grower a great introduction to the care and development of bonsai trees.They're suitable for almost any bonsai style, so get creative and enjoy!  

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Chinese Junipers are perhaps the most widely grown bonsai tree species in the world and are easy to train and care for. In Chinese and Japanese folklore, Junipers are symbols of longevity. As bonsai they are rugged and hardy, grow quickly and give the new bonsai grower a great introduction to the care and development of bonsai trees.They're suitable for almost any bonsai style, so get creative and enjoy!  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

A very popular ornamental tree for parks and gardens, this small to medium sized tree will grow to about 3-5m tall and is also ideal for hedges. The leaves grow in two forms, juvenile needle-like leaves 5-10 mm long, and adult scale-leaves 1.5-30 mm long. Mature trees usually continue to bear some juvenile foliage, particularly on shaded shoots low in the crown. The blue-black berry-like cones grow to 7-12 mm in diameter, have a whitish waxy bloom, and contain 2-4 seeds; they mature in about 18 months.

Propagation

This is a tough tree and will grow in all soil types including clay. It is also very drought tolerant making it great for the Australian garden. Grow in full sun or part shade.

Common Name:Chinese Juniper
Scientific Name:Juniperus chinensis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 25
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Light
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:1-2m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

A very popular ornamental tree for parks and gardens, this small to medium sized tree will grow to about 3-5m tall and is also ideal for hedges. The leaves grow in two forms, juvenile needle-like leaves 5-10 mm long, and adult scale-leaves 1.5-30 mm long. Mature trees usually continue to bear some juvenile foliage, particularly on shaded shoots low in the crown. The blue-black berry-like cones grow to 7-12 mm in diameter, have a whitish waxy bloom, and contain 2-4 seeds; they mature in about 18 months.

Propagation

This is a tough tree and will grow in all soil types including clay. It is also very drought tolerant making it great for the Australian garden. Grow in full sun or part shade.

Product Details
Common Name:Chinese Juniper
Scientific Name:Juniperus chinensis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 25
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Light
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Cascade, Semi-cascade, Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:1-2m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants