Needle Juniper, Temple Juniper, Stiff-leaved Juniper
Japan, Korea, and n. China
Broadly conical and rather open. Usually somewhat pendulous.
Sun, in well-drained soils. Will tolerate hot, dry landscape conditions.
An unique plant for limited specimen use. The plant is too open and thin to function as a screen.
Sharply-pointed bright green needles (to 1 inch long) in whorls of three. Each needle has a single white stomatal band on the upper surface.
Berry-like fruiting cones on female specifies emerge green but ripen in the second year to bluish-black.