The species of Juniperus rigida
also known as the
is a shrub or small tree about 8-12 meters and
has a pyramidal or conical crown. It is native to Japan, Korea and
Manchuria in valleys and mountains to an altitude of about 1500 meters. It
is often found planted in the garden landscapes of Japanese temples. It
was introduced in 1861 by the great plantsman J. G. Veitch to England
but is still rare in the nursery industry. This selection, J. rigida
' is a little more pendulous than the species with a very
nice weeping habit.
' This shrub or small tree has red-brown to yellow-brown
branches with a pendulous arching habit which hangs down mane-like. It makes
a nice, attractive statement, with this graceful look.
Flaky Bark Juniper
The species of Juniperus squamata
or the Flaky Bark
is a prostrate shrub or small tree about 1 to 3 meters
high. In its native areas of Afghanistan, India, China, Tibet and
Taiwan it can be found in mountainous regions about 1600 to 4000 meters
in elevation. There are many varieties in cultivation now and we offer
one of the better ones.
' Dwarf form that is steel-blue needled, irregular
mounding and spreading growth habit, slow grower. It originated as
a witches broom on Juniperus squamata
' in 1950 in a
Dutch nursery. First introduced in 1964. Full sun is best. Very popular in
Please prune the dwarf Blue Spruce to return to the top.
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