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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.

4-5 ft.

Ships this Mon, Jul 28
List: $119.95
Sale: $80.37
6 at $76.35 ea.
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:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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
Sale: $9.35
Hollywood Juniper
Fertilizer Tablets
Hollywood Juniper

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.

Fertilizer Tablets
Sale: $4.66

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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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Hollywood Juniper can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
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$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
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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.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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By: Peter
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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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 · 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.
Reply · Linda c on Jun 2, 2014
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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.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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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.
Reply · Justin FStaff on Jun 4, 2014
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