Juniper Torulosa

S & J Nursery’s Guide to

Juniper Torulosa / Hollywood

in the Northeast Florida Landscape

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

 – 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

– 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