Juniperus chinensis Shinpaku (Chinese juniper)
ORIGIN AND SPREAD:
evergreen conifer, scale-like, emerald-green turning to blue leaves, very slow growth, reddish-brown trunk. CARE:
grows well in every kind of soil and climate; keep in a sunny place, in warm or cold areas alike, better if windy; fertilize moderately using either organic or chemical slow release fertilizers; treat twice in winter with white oil, treat again twice preventively with an acaricide in summer PRUNING:
from May to September, using well-sharpened hedge clippers and removing only the new vegetation.