Trees by Genus

Genus 'Juniperus'

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Juniperus chinensis
Juniperus communis
Juniperus drupacea
Juniperus flaccida
Juniperus monosperma
Juniperus recurva
Juniperus rigida
Juniperus virginiana

Juniperus rigida (Temple Juniper)

Juniperus rigida

Also known as: Needle Juniper

Native: Japan

Location: Occasionally grown in western gardens where it often forms a shrub.

Height 6m but may be twice as tall.

Foliage

Foliage is always needle-like, in spreading rings of three. Each has a band of white on the upper surface.

Flowers

Juniperus rigida

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.

Fruits

Juniperus rigida

Fruit ripens through brown to dark blue-black in the second year.