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Hollywood Juniper

Hollywood Juniper

Hollywood Juniper

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Looking for a large evergreen shrub that attracts birds, holds artistic appeal, is easy to grow, cold-hardy, drought-tolerant, and thrives in full sun? Great we've got that! Hollywood Juniper was named for its love-affair with Los Angeles, but it's upright, twisting branches play a starring role in many garden themes, from Mediterranean-style to Japanese in Zones 5-9. Could it get any better? Yes! It's formidable against diseases and pests.

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Hollywood Juniper

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The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

1-2 ft.

Ships Mon, Dec 29th
List: $ 49.90
Sale: $ 32.44
6 at $ 30.82 each
Planting Mix for Juniper Trees
Hollywood Juniper Planting Mix

Helps your Hollywood Juniper get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
Hollywood Juniper
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74

Quick Facts
Hollywood Juniper is a coniferous, evergreen shrub that reaches a height of 15 feet and a width of 10 feet. It is drought-, wind-, cold-, and salt-tolerant. The Hollywood Juniper grows best in Zones 5-9. Plant it in well-drained soil in full sun. It works equally well as a single specimen, in foundation plantings, as a windbreak or privacy screen.

Hollywood Juniper
Considered a fast-growing, coniferous shrub or small tree, Hollywood Juniper can reach a height of 15 feet and a width of 10 feet. It is considered one of the most artistic of the evergreens because of its naturally-twisted, upright-spiraling branches. This dark bluish-green shrub presents a striking contrast against light-colored backgrounds. Its artsy appearance makes a bold statement in any garden design.

The Hollywood Juniper thrives in full sun, and it grows best in well-drained soil. Drought-tolerant, it requires minimal water and attention once it is established, making it very easy to care for. It is among the most disease- and pest-resistant of all evergreens.

This "Jewel of the Junipers" is salt-tolerant and wind-tolerant, making it a good choice for coastal locations. It grows best in Growing Zones 5-9, and it is cold-hardy to -20°F.

You may be interested in this added benefit to hold your interest and that of your guests – Hollywood Juniper attracts birds, which enjoy nesting in its branches and eating its blue berries in winter. This makes it an eco-friendly choice for conservationists as well.

Although the Hollywood Juniper can reach a large height and breadth relatively rapidly, you can always prune it to keep it smaller. Pruning is sometimes done to make it fit into smaller spaces.

Hollywood Juniper is often planted along fences or around the foundation of homes. Steer clear of planting it beneath overhangs which might drop a steady stream of water or snow onto the Juniper, or in other oft-flooded areas, as it does not do well in wet soil.

This coniferous evergreen makes an interesting focal point in the center of a garden, but it also works nicely as a privacy screen or windbreak.

This Juniper was named "Hollywood" because you'll see it planted almost everywhere in Los Angeles, California. Aside from its name and unique appearance, other star qualities are its ease-of-care and near-indestructible fortitude.

As with all our plants, shrubs, and trees, when you order from Fast Growing Trees Nursery, you will receive a healthy, container-grown shrub, ready to plant, with a well-developed root system. We do not sell bare-root shrubs as we have found that it shocks the plant to remove it from the ground, as well as destroys many of the fine roots necessary for optimum growth. Rest assured when you order from us, your Hollywood Juniper will have its best start possible.

We urge you to order this social magnet while you can, as our inventory tends to sell out quickly!

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 15 ft.
Mature Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full
Soil Conditions: Well-drained
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Time to Plant: Anytime
Botanical Name: Juniperus chinensis Torulosa / Kaizuka
Does not ship to: AZ, CA,
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Hollywood Juniper

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Hollywood Juniper.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Hollywood Juniper gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Hollywood Juniper again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Fast-growing, drought-resistant, wind resistant evergreen
I have 12 Hollywood Junipers in my front yard that separate my property from my neighbors. I bought them several years ago and they are very hardy and are now at least 12 feet tall. I only prune the few branches that look out of place. I live in the Mohave Desert so they are very drought and wind resistent and the rabbits and other animals don't eat them. We treasure them and they provide us the privacy that we enjoy. We highly recommend them!
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August 25, 2014
Over two years, I've purchased four of these, of varying sizes. By far the most satisfying, interesting, beautiful evergreen I've ever had. Once established, they're VERY fast growing, as in the photo here, which is accurate. I'm in zone 7
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For what is it used for?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2014
Best Answer: I guess whatever you want to use it for. My neighbor has a light that hits my bedroom window and bothers me. there used to be a tree on his property that blocked it, but it fell down. I'm using it, on my property, with two other trees to block the light year round and for ornamental purpose.
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My hollywood juniper is slowly loosing it's green "tufts" , is it dying?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
Best Answer: This doesn't mean that your Hollywood Juniper is dying. The needles will occasionally drop in order to produce new growth. Also they'll drop their needles if their over watered or have pests. Do you see any visible bugs on your tree?
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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What type of SMALLER evergreen shrub would look interesting on either side of the Hollywood Juniper?
Peggy on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: A spiral plant like a boxwood spiral or a spiral holly. And then as spacing changes so may the plants on the side, at least that is what I am doing right now and it looks good. I'm keeping foliage plants around foliage plants and not flower. I have a yellow/green barberry (yes it exists) on the side of this plant in front area of it. My Hollywood Juniper is about 36 inches tall now and about 18 inches across. It is in the front area of my residence and makes a nice display plant as all plants around it are figured to enhance its beauty. I really like this plant. The location is partial sun and it seems to do fine. It has started putting out some of the traditional juniper berries that the birds enjoy. As this plants grow I anticipate modifying the setup, but none of the plants, including the Juniper are growing at rocket speed. My soil is okay, I've enriched it with other gardening soils and even red lava rock to enrich it more; I have the plants mulched heavily due to our weather. I'm in central Missouri.
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Does the height include the ball of the plant? Which size would be most suited for 20" pot?
James B on Jun 3, 2014
Best Answer: The height on all trees is measured from the soil line up to the tip of the plant.
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Hi Dear ,what kind of shade trees ,the leaves not fall in the winter ?,Thanks
nam han on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: it needs full sun to do well. It is not a shade plant. And don't over water or it won't do well.
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How close to a foundation of a driveway or house can I plant a Hollywood Juniper that will grow to 15 - 20 feet tall? I'm concerned about roots damaging the foundation as the juniper establishes itself.
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: The Hollywood Juniper can be planted very close to structures. They don't have invasive roots, but I'd say planted it about 5 feet away. The foliage can get wide. If you plan on pruning your tree back though it will be alright to plant it closer.
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how far apart to plant 4 of these Trees in a row and how many trees will the planting mix serve.?
Richard R on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: Hollywood Junipers can be planted as close as 5 feet apart and our planting mix serves two trees. Each tree needs half a bag.
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About what size will this plant reach in 4 years under normal zone 9 growing conditions?
Jim B on Dec 17, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.