Miniature Garden Tree Mini Set: Blue Star Juniper, Fernspray Hinoki, Sawara Cypress
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Mini Set: Blue Star Juniper, Fernspray Hinoki, Sawara Cypress

The trees in this set are outdoor trees and come in 2 1/4" pots as shown. They can be planted in full sun or cool sun with good-draining soil. Let them dry out a bit in between watering sessions if they are grown in a container to avoid over-watering. 

  • As a group, hardy in zones 5 thru 8 or to -20F 
  • As a group, Heat hardy zones 8 thru 1
  • Winter Maintenance: Clean out the dead leaves inside the shrubs when you see them
  • Full sun - avoid that hot, summer afternoon sun while they are little
  • Let container soil dry out to barely damp in between watering
  • All are outdoor plants
  • Come in 2 1/4" pots

Blue Star Dwarf Juniper - Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'

The blue-green foliage of the Blue Star Juniper stands out in any kind of garden, but it's particularly valuable when used as a miniature garden tree or shrub. Its branches are very pronounced and gives the scene a majestic look - but in miniature.

The colorful Blue Star Juniper can be paired with other gray-greens, silvers, creams, pinks and light greens for a charming display. The branches grow out from the trunk in a star shape, and the wee growth is pointed too - it's a "supah-star" for miniature gardening!

  • Growth: 3 to 6"/yr
  • Cold Zones 4 - 9 or hardy to -30 to -20
  • Heat Zones 9 - 1
  • Full sun
  • Regular water until established 
  • Let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering if in a container
  • An outdoor plant


Compact Fernspray Cypress – Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Filicoides Compacta’

This lovely hinoki grows more like a fern than a wee tree. A stunning gem for the miniature garden, the branches grow out from the base of the tree rather than along the trunk – thus the “Fernspray” name. You can prune it to keep its compact shape or just let it do what it does naturally. An unusual hinoki for the miniature garden that can stand alone as a focal point. A treat to grow.

  • Growth: 6” – 12" per year – we’ve experienced it as being slower-growing in our miniature gardens.
  • Shape: Upright broad
  • Hardiness: Cold hardy Zones 5-8 or to -20F
  • Heat Hardy: Heat Zones 8-1
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Water: Regular water if in a pot, let dry out to damp in between watering
  • Maintenance: Clean out the dead leaves inside the shrub when it’s young, when you see them
  • Prune judiciously in mid to late winter to keep it compact
  • Tips may turn bronze or amber in the colder areas in winter, it's 'winter blush'
  • An outdoor plant


Intermediate Sawara Cypress - Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Intermedia' 

This Squarrosa Intermediate Cypress is an unexpected treat for the miniature garden. It is a little faster growing but it can be sheared to slow down the growth rate, or, leave it to grow into a miniature bush, and then trim it to keep it in shape.

In the full-sized garden this plant is used for topiary, when the whip-like branches are trimmed annually, it will fill in with compressed, soft foliage. If left alone, it will grow up like shown in the second picture, the tree on the left.

  • Wonderful blue-green color
  • New growth is softer
  • Upright broad shape
  • Growth rate: 6" to 12" per year 
  • Can be trimmed annually to slow down the growth rate
  • Cold hardy Zones 4-8 or to -30F
  • Heat Zones 8-1 but avoid extremes to be safe
  • Full Sun, watch the hot summer sun if in a container
  • Regular water if in a pot, let dry out to just damp in between
  • An outdoor plant



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Mini Set: Blue Star Juniper, Fernspray Hinoki, Sawara Cypress

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