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Mountbatten Juniper*

Juniperus chinensis 'Mountbatten'

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Mountbatten Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Mountbatten') at Wasco Nursery

Juniperus chinensis 'Mountbatten'

Juniperus chinensis 'Mountbatten'

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Mountbatten Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'Mountbatten') at Wasco Nursery

Juniperus chinensis 'Mountbatten' foliage

Juniperus chinensis 'Mountbatten' foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 12 feet

Spread: 8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 4


A narrow pyramidal evergreen shrub, makes a great accent or articulation plant in home landscapes, ideal as a tall hedge; interesting dusty green needle-like foliage and powdery blue berries; a very versatile landscape plant, needs full sun

Ornamental Features:

Mountbatten Juniper has attractive grayish green foliage. The scale-like leaves are ornamentally significant but remain grayish green through the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces powder blue berries from late spring right through to late winter. The rough gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Mountbatten Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mountbatten Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Mountbatten Juniper will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent Articulation Screening Garden
Fruit Foliage Color Texture Plant Form Winter Value
Ornamental Features