Trautman Juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Trautman’)

Trautman Juniper

The Slender Visions Trautman Juniper Trautman (Juniperus chinensis ‘Trautman’) is an upright growing blue-green evergreen shrub of great height but with a very slim, slender profile! The needles have a glistening sheen in the sun!

Maturing to a tall, slender pyramid, these become adorned with silvery-blue berries if your shrub is female and a male is nearby. The berries lend amazing winter interest and are favored by your local songbird population! There are even a few culinary uses for Juniper berries!

Coarse texture and unwavering color through both heat and cold, this Chinese Juniper variety excels in full sun in a wide range of climates. Light shearing can create a more formal appearance to this shrub’s naturally informal, yet illustrious look.

Planting and Application:

Very low water needs once established Juniper shrubs have minimal care and maintenance, making them a fuss-free addition to your landscape. Use as fluffy accents and anchors, or as a backdrop for borders, or for other plants and shrubs!

The slim profile of Slender Visions combined with its decent height makes these the perfect living wall or hedges for privacy and screening that won’t take up your whole yard! Form a row or allée around seating areas for seclusion year-round. Groupings hide ugly eyesores while a single specimen lights up a mixed-shrub bed.

  • Columnar Juniper bushes are great windbreaks and shelterbelts
  • Evergreen color for 4-season interest
  • Medium growth rate fills in quickly
  • Dense and compact for privacy and screening
  • Handles dry to moist sites once established, but not soggy poor drained soil

Tips for Care:

This Juniper bush adds informal, soft color all year long throughout your entire landscape! Hardy and adaptable in USDA growing zones 4 – 8, these thrive in full sun, or at least 6 hours of direct light a day.

  • Water your shrubs well throughout dry winters to prevent windburn
  • Plant in moderate fertility, in well-drained soil and mulch the surface
  • Drought tolerant and rather deer resistant
  • the Slender Visions Trautman Juniper grows about 6 a year in optimal conditions

The tall, slender, upswept branches of Trautman Juniper add glimmering blue-green foliage to your landscape this year!

Trautman Juniper (Juniperus chinensis ‘Trautman’) Details

Common name Trautman Juniper
Botanical name Juniperus chinensis 'Trautman'
Plant type Evergreen
Hardiness zone 4-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 10 - 12 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium, Low Once Established
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly No
Pruning time Early Spring