Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Juniperus

Specie: J. chinensis


English Name:


Common Name:

Chinese Juniper

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Cupressaceae

Name in English: The Cypress Family

The Plant

Origin: Northeast Asia

Growth Habit: evergreen, tree of shrub, erect , narrow or sprawling

Flower: orange . yellow. no ornamental value

Blooming Period: march

Leaf: two kinds: 1- juvenile-awl shape (short needle) 2. adult: exchangeabilities to blue/grey green


garden canopy, edging , ground cover, suitable for Bonsai, gin! Lasts 50 -100 years

Care and Handling

Soil: The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline soils.

Amount of water: Occasional , once established

Nutrition: high nitrogen fertilizer from start of growth in spring until mid -summer

Special handling: Foliage may cause skin irritation. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires dry or moist soil.

Special feature/remarks:

100+ cultivars,