Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii
Dioecious evergreen shrub 0.5-2 m tall, usually procumbent, with dense crown, horizontal trunk and upright shoots. Leaves scale- or needle-like. Scale-like leaves predominant on adult plants, dark blue-green, rounded, diamond-shaped or oval, 3-6 mm long, with dark glands. Young needle-like leaves pointed, cylindrical, to 15 mm long. Seed cones fleshy, globose, 8-9 mm diameter, each with 2-3 triangular seeds. Pollination in July, seeds mature October-November of the next year (Harkevich and Kachura 1981, Iwatsuki et al. 1995, Fu et al. 1999).
Japan: S. Kuriles, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, in rocky places from near sea level to subalpine regions; China: Heilongjiang; rare in Russia: Sakhalin and South Kurile Islands; Korea; Taiwan (Harkevich and Kachura 1981, Iwatsuki et al. 1995, Fu et al. 1999).
Henry, A. 1912 in Elwes, Trees Great Britain 6: 1432.
Last Modified 2012-11-23