Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Juniperus chinensis Torulosa / Kaizuka
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA
Distinctive Fast Growing Juniper
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 well as a single specimen, in foundation plantings, as a windbreak or privacy screen. Although it 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. Plant yours along fences or around the foundation of your home. 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 fast-growing, coniferous tree 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.
Easy to Grow
This Juniper was named "Hollywood" because you'll see it planted almost everywhere in Los Angeles, California. Aside from its name and distinctive facade, other star qualities are its ease-of-care and near-indestructible fortitude. It thrives in full sun, and it grows best in well-drained soil. These trees require minimal water and attention once established. As 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 is cold-hardy to -10°F.
The Fast Growing Trees Difference
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.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Whoops they don't like containers!
I bought three of these last year to put in containers on my deck as a wind screen. They were beautiful last year and even survived a cold PA winter. Then spring came and they are dying! As best I can tell we've had alot of rain (50% more than usual) and apparently their roots don't like moist soil. Note it says they like "well-drained" soil in the description. See picture which was taken mid-late May. I will be taking these out and will try a skyrocket juniper next time which are known to be good for containers
I love it in theory. It took a hard winter apparently it's looking a. It rusted on the tip top as well as on a side branch. I hope it does well this year. such a neat tree.
eh just ok
Bought 8 of these 2 years ago. They've grown about a foot and a half in 2 years and all have survived in NJ near the coast. Disappointed with the growth rate. They are all just one shoot/ trunk. Only 1 has characteristically split/ more than 1 shoot
Overall good but rather small
The tree itself is good although I was hoping it would be larger. If it grows quickly we are in good shape. It arrived well packaged and in just a couple of days.
This seems to be a slow grower but it looks healthy and happy in it's spot. It gets both sun and shade and is located at the corner of my house.
Planting & Care
The Hollywood Juniper (Juniperus chinensis Torulosa or Kaizuka) can grow anywhere but the coldest of climates. This full sun loving, unusually shaped evergreen will be the talk of your landscape with its twists and turns. Best suited for USDA growing zones 5-9, it even performs well in coastal environments as it is salt and wind tolerant. This moderately growing, drought tolerant plant reaches an overall size of 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide but can be pruned and shaped to almost any size. They make great topiary specimens as they are easily shaped and will maintain that shape without extreme amounts of pruning.
Location: Plant your Juniper in a location that receives partial sun, full sun if possible to promote faster growth. Soil preference is not an issue with this variety, so long as the soil is not continuously wet.
1) Choose a location that gets six hours or more of direct sun each day.
2) Dig the hole three times the width of the root ball and deep enough for the soil line around the trunk of the tree so that it sits even with the surface of the surrounding soil.
3) If the soil is clay and doesn’t drain well, place a layer of gravel at the base of the hole. Next, mix in a large amount of gravel with the soil adding compost and mix it into the soil you removed to dig the hole.
4) Carefully loosen the roots by hand around the bottom of the tree, place into the hole and fill it back in with the soil and compost mix.
5) Tamp the ground around the by hand to remove any air pockets that may have formed in the soil and water. Mulching the area will assist in soil moisture retention.
Watering: A thorough watering once a week will help keep the soil properly moist. Water the tree regularly for the first two years of growth. This will help the tree’s roots system develop and increase the tree’s drought tolerance. Spread a good layer of mulch around the base of the tree to keep weeds back and cut back on the need to water as often.
Pruning: Though they can tolerate pruning, the tree actually looks best when allowed to grow and assume its natural shape.
Fertilization: Use a granulated fertilizer specifically formulated for evergreens. Apply once in the early spring in accordance with the package directions.
Pests: Insects commonly known to pester the tree include bag worm caterpillars, juniper scale, juniper web worm and spider mites. For bag worm and web worm control, simply inspect the tree and remove by hand when present. Insecticides typically don’t work to control these pests. For scale, a systemic insecticide can be applied during the growing season. In the instance of mites, treat with a miticide.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of March 31st|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|