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Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper*

Juniperus chinensis 'Foemina'

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Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Foemina') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper

Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Description:

Used extensively in the art of bonsai; beautiful, soft green cypress-like foliage adds fine texture to the garden

Ornamental Features

Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper has attractive green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Topiary
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Foemina Dwarf Chinese Juniper makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Topiary  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features