Juniperus chinensis 'Kallay's Compacta'

Chinese Juniper

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Best to plant where it can grow to its full potential without pruning.

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A vigorous grower, this shrub has low spreading growth habit with thick green foliage that is soft to the touch.

  • Low spreader with a flat top, not mounded
  • Holds green foliage color all season
  • Easy to grow and adaptable

This shrub is ideal in big group plantings, in hedges or by house foundations.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 3-6 ft
Zone: 4-9

Interesting Notes about Chinese Juniper:

Junipers are popular evergreen shrubs and trees because there are many different shapes to fit many landscape uses, plus they are very resistant to deer damage. They tolerate heavy clay soils, pollution, and some dry periods once they're established. However they absolutely don't like being in a spot that stays wet. The young foliage is prickly but softens to the touch as it gets older.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Fragrant
  • Fast Growing
  • Specimen
  • Ground Cover
  • Evergreen
  • Winter Interest
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Mass Planting

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Dry Soil