Chinese Juniper ‘Hetzii Columnaris’

Scientific Name: Juniperus chinensis ‘Hetzii Columnaris’

Common Names: Chinese Juniper ‘Hetzii Columnaris’, Green Column Juniper

Overview: This evergreen shrub has dense branches, and the branches have sharp pointed needles. There is a lot that you can use the Chinese Juniper for. It is a tough plant and can easily survive outdoors. Because of its low maintenance properties, you do not have to worry much about providing it the right care.

The Green Column variety is characterized by its deep green foliage that is tightly packed on dense branches, making it popular as a topiary or windscreen.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

A Fruit-Bearing Addition Perfect for Hedges and Landscaping, or an Ornamental with an Asian Accent

The Juniperus Chinensis is an evergreen plant native to countries in East Asia. It is an ornamental plant used to increase the beauty of your gardens or the entrances of your homes. It is typically a tough plant with blue green or varieagted foliage that adds more to its beautiful structure. Many people grow these small trees for their aesthetical value and use them as screens and hedges.

Caring for Chinese Jupiter

Chinese Juniper are not difficult to care for. These plants are sturdy and not susceptible to damage easily. They can even tolerate drought conditions; the most important thing to remember is that you need to be careful in the initial stages of the plant’s growth. Once the plant grows, you will not have to worry about its care.

Light

Chinensis loves the full sun and grows to its maximum potential when it gets direct sunlight. When planting it, you must ensure that it receives a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight. Keeping it outdoors is the best idea.

Soil

The plant is not very selective when it comes to soil choice. It can thrive in different kinds of soil. You can choose the soil from different options such as clay, rocky and sandy. However, for maximum growth, you need to keep it in the average garden soil that is slightly acidic. This will give the plant the right environment to grow. Other than that, the soil needs good drainage, so there is no chance of root rot.

Water

To grow the Chinese Juniper, you need to have moderately moist soil. When the plant is young, you can water it more than once during the week, and when it starts to grow, you can reduce the frequency. If you do not live in an extremely dry climate, you will not have to water the grown plant. The fully grown plant does not mind if the soil is dry and will continue to grow properly.

Fertilizer

Chinese Juniper does not require a lot of fertilizer to grow properly. These plants are sturdy and can survive even if the soil is not rich in nutrients. However, if you want to give your plant the best environment, you can add fertilizer to your soil and boost its growth. You can add fertilizer annually, once, or twice every two to three years. A slow-release fertilizer is your best choice.

Common Issues

Even though the Chinese Juniper is a very unproblematic plant, you might still face some issues. Taking care of your plant is important if you want it to grow to its full potential. Here are some common issues that you must resolve when growing the Chinese Juniper.

Pests

Different pests can be dangerous to the Chinese Juniper. For instance, Leaf miners are the most common type of pests that harm the Chinese Juniper. Leaf miners are larvae of different insects, such as moths and beetles. They can lay eggs inside the leaves, which will affect the leaves of the plant and the tree’s growth. Other pests include caterpillars; they feed on the leaves and can cause great destruction.

Disease

Not many diseases affect the Chinese Juniper, but the Phomopsis Blight is a common disease that affects the leaves of the plants. Other than that, fungus is also common, and it is important for all plant owners to use a fungicide to get rid of all the fungus.

Pruning 

When pruning the Chinensis, you need to remove all the dead branches and other parts of the plant that do not contribute to the growth. When you remove all the dead parts, that will help improve the growth. When pruning, try to remove the dead branches closer to the trunk. This way, you will be able to keep the plant in shape and consequently boost its growth. Be sure to use sharp pruning shears, so you don’t stun the growth.

Propagation

When propagating the plant, you need to find the right container so that your plant has plenty of space to grow. When the plant outgrows the container, you can gently separate the roots and move them to a significantly bigger container. Rake the roots apart if they are clumped together. If you have a larger shrub, you can build a water well for it to grow to its full potential.

Potting/Repotting

When repotting the plant, you need to be very careful of the roots. Make sure they develop into the soil properly. These plants are usually used as hedges or for ornamental sake; because of that, you may not have the need to report them at all.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Mature Height

6ft – 10ft

Spacing

2ft – 4ft

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