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S & J Nursery's Guide to Growing 

Juniper Torulosa / Hollywood Juniper

in the Northeast Florida Landscape

Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa' )


Juniper Torulosa / Hollywood Juniper S & J NurseryJuniperus chinensis 'Torulosa' / Hollywood Juniper Origins:

 

 - Torulosa junipers are a selection on Juniper chinensis grown for its graceful and unique upright swirling branches.

 

 Preferred Exposure of the Hollywood Juniper/ Juniper Torulosa :

 

 - Plant your Torulosa Juniper into a full sun location here in the Jacksonville, St. Augustine area of your Northeast Florida landscape.

 

 Foliage | Bark of the Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa ' :

 

 - Vibrant green foliage remains evergreen during the winter.

 

 - Seen in both a single trunk and multiple trunks, the torulosa bark is green in areas of new growth and matures to a dark brown.

 

 

 Soil Preference / Salt tolerance of the Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa' Hollywood Juniper 

 

 - Hollywood juniper torulosa trees are tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions, acid, sandy dry soils, loam, alkaline, etc. as long as the soils are well draining.

 

 - High salt tolerance.

 

Size Variance of the Hollywood Juniper / Juniper Torulosa :

 

 - Junipers will grow to 10-15 ft in height and about 10 ft wide here in the Northeast Florida landscape.


 Growth Habit of the Juniper Torulosa / Hollywood Juniper chinense 'Torulosa' :

 

 - Grown for it's pyramidal growth habit, Hollywood Juniper torulosa has very upright branches that twist and turn giving each plant a unique appearance.

 

 

 Growth Rate of Juniper Torulosa / Hollywood Juniper in Northeast Florida:

 

- Moderate growing trees should add 6 - 12 " of height each year.

 

 

 Water Requirements of the Juniper Torulosa Tree:

 

 - Drought tolerant once established into the landscape from your S & J Nursery container. Water well during the establishment period.

 

Blooms and Fruits / Butterfly or Bird Attracting:

 

 - Less than .5 inch cones not wildlife attracting.

 

 

 Best Uses For Hollywood Juniper / Torulosa Juniper in the North Florida, Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape:

 

 - The dense evergreen foliage of the Hollywood juniper makes it an ideal choice for a privacy screen to block out neighboring houses or unsightly views.

 

 - Perfect for a windscreen or where a more narrow or columnar evergreen may be needed.

 

- High salt tolerance makes Juniper Torulosa / Hollywood Juniper an excellent coastal plant selection.

 

- Drought tolerant and virtually maintenance free, the Hollywood juniper is an easy care landscape plant selection for the Northeast Florida landscape.

 

 - Can be trained as an espalier.

 

 - Good street tree, good choice for highway medians and parking areas.

 

 - Perfect shape for a living Christmas tree.

 

 Care of Juniper chinense 'Torulosa' :

 

 - Water every day during the establishment period. See watering your newly planted trees for more information.

 

- Provide a 1 ft diameter circle of mulched area where grass is kept from growing for each inch of caliper (or diameter) of trunk measured 4 inches from the ground level.

 

 - Fertilize each spring with a mixture of Milorganite and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food, sprinkling the fertilizer around the mulch circle underneath the foliage of the tree

 


 

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Juniper Torulosa / Hollywood Juniper

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