Juniperus squamata 'Loderi' is a broad, upright selection of Ping's juniper that can grow to mature heights of 6 to 10 feet (2 - 3 m) tall, a yearly growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (12 - 20 cm).
[ Ken Church ] Encouraging the plant to develop a dominant leader will perhaps contribute to a narrower form than the one pictured.
[ Larry Stanley ] Plant grows straight up with a dominant leader but all other branches ascend also. Leaves compressed and a green-blue color. Plant looks like a skyscraper. Very good plant for Bonsai and miniature railroad.
This cultivar was introduced by Sir Edmund Loder, England around 1932. This conifer is often seen listed in error as a cultivar of Juniperus squamata.
Juniperus squamata 'Loderi'
This picture was taken during the Conifer Society tour of the Dawes Arboretum in the summer of 2004.
Photo by Ken Church
Juniperus pingii 'Loderi' — field-grown specimens at Shagbark Farms, Hillsdale, New York.
Photo by Phin Tuthill