Trautman Juniper

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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 shrubs 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 wont take up your whole yard! Form a row or alle 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

#ProPlantTips 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! So order enough for your next project at! Head over to our Garden Blog to read more on Juniper 101: Discover The Basics of Juniper Shrubs!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Trautman Juniper Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Juniperus chinensis 'Trautman'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium, Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring