Juniperus chinensis ‘Sea Green’
- Evergreen with lush foliage
- Mint green foliage
- Tough, dependable plant
- Good foundation or specimen
Sea Green Juniper is a compact shrub with a beautiful fountain-like, arching habit and soft foliage. It is a true evergreen, actually getting darker green in the deepest part of winter when it really stands out in your landscape.
This isn’t a super-fast grower, but it will eventually reach to 4′-6′ with a spread of 6′-8′, so plant accordingly. Sea Green Juniper is tolerant of many soils and weather conditions, though, so it makes a great shrub wherever you put it. It does best in well-drained soil and full sun.
Sea Green Juniper looks great in a group, but consider using it as a specimen plant in your perennial border or rock garden. It looks great against the foundation of the house, too, softening hard edges like stairs and decks. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.