Chinese Juniper (‘Pom Pom Juniper’)
The Chinese Juniper, also known as the ‘Pom Pom’ Juniper is a popular fountain-like, upward-spreading ornamental tree with light silver blue foliage which remains throughout the year. It typically grows to 5-7′ tall and to 8-10′ wide with unique Dr Seuss looking shapes. This tree was very popular in the 1950’s – 1980’s, so you see these around Colorado especially in older neighborhoods. The ‘Pom Pom’ Juniper has become popular again as it is a great ornamental landscape tree for small spaces, in front of bay windows (as pictured), or patio accent.
This needled evergreen requires full sun and is very tolerant of urban air pollution, varying types of soils, and dry conditions. This tree requires occasional watering – mainly just in the very hot summer months and maybe once or twice in November/December if there isn’t much snow/rain. These Junipers do very well in Colorado and are not susceptible to many problems, so they are a very tolerant and hearty choice. This tree grows moderately fast.
The fun with this tree is how you can shear it into unique shapes once it is established. It should be trimmed and shaped in the winter months as it can get brown burnout spots if trimmed during the hot months.
Height: 5.00 to 7.00 feet
Spread: 8.00 to 10.00 feet
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