Ibuki juniper Cupressaceae Juniperus
procumbens (Endlicher) Siebold ex Miquel symbol: --
Leaf: Evergreen, awl-like leaves only, sharp pointed, 1/4 inch long, tips well away from twig, blue-green year round.
Flower: Species is dioecious; male cones yellow-brown, round, 1/5 inch across; females small and round.
Fruit: Small, round cones, 1/3 inch across, not often seen.
Twig: Slender, blue-green, turning reddish brown, stiffer than Juniperus horizontalis.
Bark: Reddish brown, scaly.
Form: Low growing plant, 1 to 2 feet in height, has tendency to mound from a central point, eventually spreads several feet.
Looks like: common juniper - creeping juniper - shore juniper
Additional Range Information: Juniperus procumbens is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range maps courtesy USGS from USDA "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., Vol. 1 (1971) 3 (1976) 4 (1977) 5 (1978)