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JUNIPERUS chinensis 'Holbert'

Image of Juniperus chinensis 'Holbert'

Family

Cupressaceae

Botanical Name

JUNIPERUS chinensis 'Holbert'

Plant Common Name

Chinese Juniper, Holbert Chinese Juniper

General Description

The beautiful, evergreen, blue-tinted foliage of juniper ‘Holbert’ is attractively displayed on medium to low, wide-spreading plants, and is renowned for holding its color throughout the winter. Its small, berry-like fruit (found on female plants) are relished by many birds. ‘Holbert’ is derived from Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis), a highly variable species found throughout China and Japan, whose diversity of form has led to the creation of numerous cultivars of different shapes, sizes and color variations.

Junipers are low-maintenance shrubs which prefer full sun and are not picky about soil fertility. Good drainage is essential, as they cannot tolerate saturated ground. The spreading form and attractive, cool-toned foliage of ‘Holbert’ make it an ideal choice for covering slopes and dry, difficult areas.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Needled or Scaled Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    2'-4' / 0.6m - 1.2m

  • Width

    6'-12' / 1.8m - 3.7m

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, China, Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Fruit Color

    Blue, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No