Juniperus squamata 'Expansa Parsonii' / Singleseed Juniper

Juniperus squamata 'Expansa Parsonii' Photo taken at The Gotelli Collection of The US National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. during May 2006.
Photo by Dax Herbst


Phin Tuthill

Parson's Juniper: NC State Extension lists species as J. chinensis. ACS as J. squamata. Genera and species keep changing with DNA or other research. Does anyone know for sure the current species of 'Parsonii'? Thank you.

Peter Strobili

Hi Phin ... this one's messy for sure. It looks like you're right. The correct name for this one is J. chinensis 'Parsonii' ... we need to drop the Expansa part, move it to it's proper species and fully write it up. Thanks for pointing this out to us.

Oddly, the RHS lists it as synonymous with J. sabina var. davurica 'Expansa' ... doesn't get much messier than that.