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Juniperus chinensis Chinese Juniper, Sargent juniper PFAF Plant Database

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Bloom Shade: Brown, Yellow. Foremost Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Type: Oval, Upright or erect, Vase.

Bodily Traits

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Juniperus chinensis is an evergreen Tree rising to 15 m (49ft) by Three m (9ft) at a sluggish charge.
It’s hardy to zone (UK) 4. It’s in leaf all 12 months, in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in October. The species is dioecious (particular person flowers are both male or feminine, however just one intercourse is to be discovered on anyone plant so each female and male crops have to be grown if seed is required). and is pollinated by Wind. The plant just isn’t self-fertile.
Appropriate for: gentle (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Appropriate pH: acid, impartial and fundamental (alkaline) soils and might develop in very alkaline soils.
It can not develop within the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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J. sheppardii. J. sphaerica.


Woodland Backyard Cover; Sunny Edge; Floor Cowl;

Edible Makes use of


Medicinal Makes use of

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The stems are used within the therapy of parasitic pores and skin issues and rheumatism[218]. The fruit is used within the therapy of convulsions, extreme sweating and hepatitis[218]. The foundation is used within the therapy of burns and scalds[218]. The resin, combined with the resin of Pinus species, is used as a resolvent on tumours[218].


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Different Makes use of

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Quite a few cultivars are appropriate to be used as a floor cowl, although they’re fairly slow-growing[208]. They need to be spaced about 90cm aside every means[208]. ‘Parsonsii’ can develop as much as 2 metres throughout, with its branches horizontal to and about 5cm above the bottom however by no means touching the bottom[208].

Particular Makes use of

Floor cowl  Scented Crops


Cultivation particulars

Panorama Makes use of:Display. Succeeds in most soils if they’re nicely drained, preferring a impartial or barely alkaline soil[1, 11, 200]. Succeeds in chalky soils[200]. Established crops are drought tolerant, succeeding in scorching dry positions[200]. A sluggish rising and fairly short-lived tree[185]. The crops produce new development from early Could to the tip of August and might make 50cm a 12 months will increase in peak when younger[185]. A really decorative plant[1], there are numerous named varieties[200]. The crushed foliage has a fairly bitter resinous scent[185]. Bushes are often dioecious however occasional monoecious bushes happen[11]. Female and male flowers are required if fruit and seed is to be produced. Particular Options:
Aromatic foliage, Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.


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The seed requires a interval of chilly stratification. The seed has a tough seedcoat and will be very sluggish to germinate, requiring a chilly interval adopted by a heat interval after which one other chilly spell, every of two – Three months length[78, 81]. Soaking the seed for 3 – 6 seconds in boiling water might pace up the germination course of[11]. The seed is finest sown as quickly as it’s ripe in a chilly body. Some would possibly germinate within the following spring, although most will take one other 12 months. One other risk is to reap the seed ‘inexperienced’ (when the embryo has totally shaped however earlier than the seedcoat has hardened). The seedlings will be potted up into particular person pots when they’re giant sufficient to deal with. Develop on in pots till giant sufficient, then plant out in early summer time. When saved dry, the seed can stay viable for a number of years[1]. Cuttings of mature wooden, 5 – 10cm with a heel, September/October in a chilly body. Plant out within the following autumn[1, 78]. Layering in September/October. Takes 12 months[78].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Standing

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Associated Crops
Latin Identify Frequent Identify Behavior Peak Hardiness Progress Soil Shade Moisture Edible Medicinal Different
Juniperus ashei Ashe Juniper, Mountain Cedar Tree 6.0 7-9 S LMH N DM 1 0  
Juniperus californica Californian Juniper, Chuperosa Tree 12.0 8-10 S LMH N DM 2 1  
Juniperus communis Juniper, Frequent juniper Shrub 9.0 4-10 S LMH SN DM 3 3 4
Juniperus communis nana Juniper Shrub 0.5 4-10 S LMH SN DM 3 3 4
Juniperus conferta Shore Juniper Shrub 0.2 6-10 S LMH SN DM 2 0 3
Juniperus deppeana Alligator Juniper Tree 18.0 7-9 S LMH N DM 3 0 0
Juniperus drupacea Syrian Juniper Tree 15.0 6-9 M LMH N DM 3 0  
Juniperus excelsa Grecian Juniper Tree 20.0 5-9   LMH N DM 2 1 3
Juniperus horizontalis Creeping Juniper, Horizontal Juniper Shrub 1.0 4-9 M LMH N DM 2 1 3
Juniperus monosperma One-Seed Juniper Tree 18.0 4-8 M LMH N DM 3 2 3
Juniperus occidentalis Western Juniper Tree 18.0 4-8 S LMH N DM 3 2 3
Juniperus osteosperma Desert Juniper, Utah juniper Tree 12.0 4-8 S LMH N DM 2 2 3
Juniperus oxycedrus Prickly Juniper, Cade juniper Tree 15.0 8-10 M LMH N DM 0 1  
Juniperus recurva Himalayan Juniper Tree 12.0 6-9 S LMH N M 1 1  
Juniperus rigida Temple Juniper, Needle Juniper Tree 8.0 6-7 S LMH N DM 2 1  
Juniperus sabina Savine, Tam Juniper Shrub 4.0 4-7 S LMH N DM 0 2 4
Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain Juniper, Weeping Rocky Mountian Juniper, Colorado Crimson Cedar Tree 10.0 3-7 S LMH N DM 3 2 4
Juniperus silicicola Southern Redcedar, Juniper, Southern Crimson Cedar Tree 20.0 7-10 S LMH N DM 2 2 3
Juniperus squamata Flaky Juniper Shrub 4.0 4-7 S LMH N DM 0 1  
Juniperus tetragona   Tree 0.0 7-10   LMH N DM 2 0  
Juniperus virginiana Pencil Cedar, Jap redcedar, Southern redcedar, Silver Cedar, Burk Jap Crimson Cedar, Silver East Tree 20.0 3-9 S LMH N DM 2 2 4

Progress: S = sluggish M = medium F = quick. Soil: L = gentle (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = impartial B = fundamental (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = moist Wa = water.


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