Juniperus rigida Siebold & Zucc.

Shrub or small tree to about 10 m tall with drooping branchlets. Leaves needle-like, in 3's, pointed, spreading, 15-20 mm long, tapering from the middle, attached at a joint; upper surface with a single white band. Male and female cones on separate plants. Fruit 8-12 mm wide, waxy blue-black with 2-3 seeds.


Similar to J. oxycedrus but with long, spreading needle leaves with only 1 white band on the upper surface.

VIC: Geelong (Bot. Gds - a fine specimen, the only one known in the state otherwise generally grown as the cultivar below).

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Cupressaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Juniperus rigida 'Prostrata'

Prostrate. Origin unknown and name not located in the literature.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Cupressaceae
genus       Juniperus L.