Juniperus rigida (Temple Juniper)
Also known as: Needle Juniper
Location: Occasionally grown in western gardens where it often forms a shrub.
Height 6m but may be twice as tall.
Foliage is always needle-like, in spreading rings of three. Each has a band of white on the upper surface.
Male and female flowers open in March on separate trees, males in round yellow clusters about 0.3cm across, females half the size and green.
Fruit ripens through brown to dark blue-black in the second year.