This plant has a compact, spreading growth habit. It’s foliage is dark mint green (darkens in winter) with fountain-like arching branches. Good to use as a medium sized evergreen screen / hedge, or also works very well as a foreground planting for landscape beds in front of, and around buildings. Holds a good green color even through winter with little to no bronzing at all. Very attractive plant as it matures.
Sun Exposure: Full sun preferred, but will tolerate some partial shade as well. Growth rate, and foliage density will both suffer when planted in shady locations.
Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic & sandy – well drained. Mulching strongly recommended.
Foliage Color & Texture: Foliage color is very dark green all year round – no winter discoloration noticed here in East TN. Texture is fairly typical for J. chinensis varieties – not quite as needle like, or prickly as the vast majority are though. Slightly softer feel to the foliage.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Berry like cones have been observed on some older, more mature specimens.
Grows to 4 to 6 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. Zones 4 to 9.