Chinese juniper Cupressaceae Juniperus chinensis
Leaf:Evergreen, two types, adult foliage scale-like in opposite pairs, appressed closely to twig, juvenile foliage awl or short needle-like (1/4 inch), dark green to blue-green (some cultivars have yellow foliage).
Flower:Species is dioecious; males light yellow, small (1/4 inch) at tips of branches, females also yellowish, round, and at tips of branches, appearing in spring.
Fruit:Small, round cones (1/3 inch across), nearly smooth, bluish white later turning brown.
Twig:Slender, covered in green foliage for several years, later turning brown as foliage dies.
Bark:Gray-brown and very shreddy and peelng, reddish brown patches may be present where bark has peeled.
Form:There are numerous cultivated forms. Most commonly a small sprawling bush or tree reaching up to 10 feet in height.