Monrovia - Mint Julep® Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'Monlep' Topiary

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A standout because of its brilliant mint green foliage displayed on a beautiful arching form. A constant performer in all climates in shrub borders, mass plantings or on the fringe of natural areas. An excellent choice as a topiary specimen at entryways or in formal gardens. Evergreen.

Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

Highly adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.

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Botanical Pronunciation ju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
Average Size at Maturity Grows to 6 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide in natural form.
Bloom Time Conifer; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas A informal shrub that is highly adapted to topiary forms. Use as a rugged hedge along driveways and to divide properties. Helpful barrier to shield more sensitive planting from winter wind and snow drift. Provides solid foliage to mask crawl spaces and utilities in foundation planting. Blend with gold and bronze evergreens in mixed shrub borders. The spreading form is an ideal bank cover for erosion control.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth Habit Compact
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Border, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun
Soil Needs All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water Needs Low
Watering Needs Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion Plants Lilac (Syringa): Rose (Rosa); Catmint (Nepeta); Clematis (Clematis); Barberry (Berberis); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)