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Trying to find information on Juniperus chinensis 'Rose Arbor' (2 Replies)

Posted November 30, 2018 at 8:47 am

Hello, I have just taken some cuttings of an old J. chinensis in our Arboretum’s dwarf conifer collection. It has died back over the past few years and I wanted to have some backups in the nursery. As I was looking into the cultivar, to see if it was easy to replace from a nursery, I could find no mention of the name ‘Rose Arbor’ in any of the book references or websites. It was purchased in 1986 along with other quite commonplace Pftizer juniper cultivars, and planted in the Pfitzer bed, although its habit is more tree-like. Does anyone have an idea about this name? Thank you.

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Posted November 30, 2018 at 7:18 pm

That cultivar doesn’t come up anywhere. The closest I could come up with is ‘Rosefield’ possible ‘Rosefield Perfect’ … this is a Canadian selection from Feeter’s nursery in Ontario. The plant pictured is in the National Arb in D.C. Does your plant look like this one?

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Posted December 3, 2018 at 11:51 am

Thank you for the reply and suggestion, I appreciate your time -this ‘Rosefield Perfect’ is definitely a different shape than our specimen, which is open-branched and not dense/columnar. I’ve attached a couple of photos, one keeps rotating when I attach it, the ‘Rose Arbor’ is the taller juniper with the lower branches all removed.

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