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Sea Green Juniper (<i>Juniperus chinensis</i> 'Sea Green')

Once established, this evergreen shrub is drought tolerant.

Upright, vase-shaped evergreen shrub noted for its bright green scale-like foliage
Plant in full sun in moist, but well-drained soil
Drought tolerant once established
Fertilize in mid spring with water-soluble fertilizer
Prune as needed to maintain shape
Height: 4-6 feet/ Width: 6-8 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch after first frost; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch after first frost; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch in fall; avoid exposure to harsh winter wind.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; apply mulch in fall.

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