|Botanical Name/Common Name||Landscape Remarks|
| J. chinensis
|Grows very large and is hardy throughout N.C. Typically, an erect conical, narrow tree form. 'Hetzii' -(15') upright spreading branches at 60 angle; 'Kaizuka' (Torulosa) Hollywood Juniper - very interesting shapes and forms. Upright, twisting habit. Excellent specimen plant. Grows to 20-25'; 'Pfitzeriana' -(12') upright spreading at a 45 angle; 'Pfitzeriana compacta' -(15-18") dwarf form; 'San Jose' -(24") creeping type, spreads irregularly.|
| J. communis
|Grows to 10-12' with 8-12' spread. This juniper does not grow well in eastern N.C. J. communis has dark reddish-brown and grey-green foliage. Several cultivars available.|
| J. conferta
|A favorite ground cover juniper which is typically overplanted. Should be set on 5½ to 6' centers instead of 3' centers. Grows 12-18" high with a 6-8' spread. 'Blue Pacific' -ocean green foliage; 'Emerald Sea' -very salt tolerant.|
| J. horizontalis
| Used mostly as ground cover as it grows to 2' with 6-8' spread.
Many landscape uses with different cultivars. 'Bar Harbor' -low spreading. 'Plumosa'-upright, spreading to 3'; 'P.C. Youngstown' green in winter; 'Procumbens' -(6") very prostrate form; 'Wiltoni' (Blue Rug) (4-6") prostrate.
| J. virginia
|Pyramidal tree form (40-50'). Excellent gray, exfoliating bark, bluish-green foliage, blue berries. Trunks make excellent fence posts, and small trees are Christmas tree favorites. Many cultivars available but easily found in native conditions throughout the state.|
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