Juniperus sabina 'Rockery Gem' / Rockery Gem savin juniper

Juniperus squamata 'Rockery Gem' is a low-growing spreading selection of savin juniper with dense branching and attractive gray-green foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) tall and 32 inches (80 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

[ Ken Church ] While there does not appear to be much information on this plant the specimen pictured invites propagation. The plant pictured would appear to have a mounding center and modest spreading habit and a good rich color.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the mid-1960s by Le Feber Nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands. This conifer is known to be mistakenly listed under Juniperus squamata and J. chinensis.

Juniperus sabina 'Rockery Gem' This picture was taken during the Conifer Society tour of the Dawes Arboretum in 2004.
Photo by Ken Church