Juniperus recurva (Drooping Juniper)
Also known as: Himalayan Juniper
Native: China, Himalaya, Burma
Location: Grown in gardens and collections.
An unusual Juniper.
Foliage is all of the juvenile needle type but closely pressed to the stem and dull blue green, changing to brown before falling. They give the tree a rather straggly almost unhealthy appearance.
Male and female flowers open in March on the same tree.
Fruit are oval, ripening to dark purple in their second year.