Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'     
Hollywood twisted juniper   
Cupressaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: irregular upright conifer; may have either shrub or tree form
Seasonality: evergreen
Size: 15-20ft, spread to 10ft; moderate to slow growth rate
Hollywood twisted juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'
Leaves: scales, very compressed
Flowers: inconspicuous
Fruit: small berry-like cone
Stems/Trunks: twisted stems, unusual and artistic
Range/Origin: China, Mongolia and Japan; introduced into the US in the 1700's
Hardiness: to 0°F



close-up of leaf
leaf form

aka Hollywood juniper, Twisted juniper
one of the more upright selections of the junipers
twisted stems make a very attractive form
J. chinensis 'Phitizeriana' is a large group of popular varieties
J. chinensis 'Sea green' has nice upright form

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