REP Juniperus chinensis--Chinese Juniper
Chinese juniper grows in sun or partial shade and any well drained soil. Transplanting is most successful with root pruned plants, moved potted or balled and burlapped. The height and spread depend on the cultivar selected, but the species grows 15 to 20 feet tall and spreads 2 to 4 feet. Several forms have bluish foliage and blue fruit. The plant dislikes crowding, has prickly foliage and grows rapidly.
Some of the many cultivars include: 'Armstrongii' - about 4 feet tall, dense, bluish green foliage, not common; 'hetzii' (Hetz Juniper) - 15 feet tall, bluish foliage, often placed in foundation plantings where it soon becomes too large; 'Hetzi Columnaris' - an upright form; 'Keteleeri' - broadly pyramidal, tree-like form; 'Old Gold' - similar to Pfitzer but denser and lower, with gold to bronze tinted foliage; 'pfitzeriana' (Pfitzer Juniper) - about 10 feet tall and very broad, often placed in foundation plantings where it becomes too large; 'pfitzeriana Aurea' - young growth yellow; 'pfitzeriana glauca' - foliage bluish during the growing season, purplish in winter; 'pyramidalis' - dense, pyramidal, opening at the base with age; 'San Jose' - prostrate, 'Sargentii' - almost a ground cover, bluish foliage, sometimes listed as being twig blight resistant; 'Sea Green' - spreading form reaching a height of about 5 feet.