Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point' / Blue Point Chinese juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point' is a uniform-growing dwarf conical selection of Chinese juniper with dense branching holding prickly blue-gray foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4.5 feet (1.5 m) tall and two-thirds as wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm). It is a fairly commonly seen landscape tree that is easily found in garden centers and box stores.
This cultivar originated as a seedling selected and introduced in the early 1970s by Monrovia Nursery of Visalia, California, USA.
Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Point' — a very attractive Chinese juniper, appropriate for any suburban landscape.
Photo by Monrovia Nursery, Inc.
The height measurements are wrong. Its supposed to get taller. Others sources say 15 feet. Maybe your max means 15 feet not 1.5 meters.
yes, but you'll know pretty quickly if your opinion of "partial" is insufficient. When grown in too low of light, the foliage will become quite sparse and the branching will become open and stretched as your plant searches for whatever sunlight it can find.
Paul, some of this is dependent on where you are in the world, but generally, junipers (like many conifers) prefer well-draining somewhat gritty soil. This one is pretty tolerant so you can get by with general garden soil. If you have heavy soil, plant it slightly 'proud' so that the crown is a bit above ground level and mound up around it with either native or amended soil. DO NOT dig a hole and fill it with amended soil.
If the soil is well-draining, you should water when it begins to dry out. DO NOT allow the root ball to go completely dry; that will finish it off. Best way is to stick your finger in the soil around the trunk and evaluate that way.