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Cultural Details for Juniperus chinensis 'Keteleeri'

Common Name:
Keteleeri Chinese Juniper

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium

Average Mature Height:
15-20'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Dioecious, staminate flowers yellow-brown to orange-yellow, start to show color and shed pollen in March. Pistillate flowers greenish. Trees with flowers of both sexes occasionally occur.

Fruit Details:
Cones with a recurved stalk, globose, 0.5-0.6" across, initially grayish green, finally glossy light green.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Trunk and main branches usually thin, shredding, rarely scaling

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Phomopsis and Kabatina blights (kill young shoots, prevalent in early spring and wet weather) relatively trouble free

Native Habitat:
China, Mongolia, and Japan

Other Features:
Broadly pyramidal tree with a stiff trunk and loose, light to medium green foliage, leaves scale-like, very pointed. Species is toughest of evergreen landscape plants grown in all parts of the U.S.

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled-and burlapped or from a container; prefers moist, well-drained conditions; full sun; pH adaptable, quite tolerant of calcareous soils; tolerates dry soil once established

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
173, 174, 175, 4730, 4740, 4760

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu