Juniperus chinensis 'Neaboriensis' / Chinese Juniper

(Obrizok) Columnar, has both silvery green needle-like foliage and gray-green scale-like foliage.

(Jacobson) Juniperus chinensis var. neaboriensis: During the 1920's and '30s it was commonly listed by East Coast nurseries. Since ca. 1960, the tree has rarely been listed in nurseries, probably because of the influence of writers claiming it a synonym, plus popular agreement with van Melle's assertion that it has little landscape value. According to van Melle it always bears its flower sexes on seperate individuals. Its juvenile foliage is markedly prickly and rigid. The juvenile leaves are often short and widely spaced. It forms a dense green to grayish narrow pryamid 10'-16' tall. Berries are conspicuously notched; seeds usually 2-4.

Juniperus chinensis 'Neaboriensis' An old, multi-trunked specimen photographed at The Gotelli Collection of The US National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., during May 2006.
Photo by Dax Herbst