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Help with Juniper identification 1 year 5 months ago #58515

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Hi,

I found this great specimen but the nursery didn't know what type of Juniper it was. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas?
Thanks
This is in Southern California btw if that helps.

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Help with Juniper identification 1 year 5 months ago #58547

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kinda looks like a procumbens to me. but dont hold me to that
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Junipers are hard to identify. Dont look like procumbens to me..
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Help with Juniper identification 1 year 5 months ago #58561

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Thanks. Do you have any other ways to help identify? I can take a few more pictures.

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Your close-up seems to indicate that this juniper is going from needled foliage to also have some scale foliage.
I know of only 2 junipers where the dominant form is needles, with -as a tree gets established and more calm- has some scale. Thos are procumbens and san jose.

If indeed you get scale foliage at that tip, I would recommend looking at pictures of both and comparing to find out which looks most like it.
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Help with Juniper identification 1 year 5 months ago #58619

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Thank you. I asked at a local bonsai nursery and it was suggested to be a Foemina juniper and after looking at some pictures it appears to be accurate.
www.baikoenbonsai.com/post/2016/03/29/fo...s-with-michael-sykes

The foliage and the bark looks the same so I am going to presume its a Foemina for now.
Thanks for the comments and suggestions

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Lol. On some fora I have been seeing the 'Foemina' being spread around and used as "some kind of unidentified variety chinese juniper". Looking around it seems there is a nursery or two who uses this as a cultivar name. Interesting. Thx for sharing.

If however you get scale foliage, I doubt it is right. All the descriptions I find for the 'foemina' is hat it has needles only.

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bunjinjuniper wrote: Thank you. I asked at a local bonsai nursery and it was suggested to be a Foemina juniper and after looking at some pictures it appears to be accurate.
The foliage and the bark looks the same so I am going to presume its a Foemina for now.
Thanks for the comments and suggestions


this is not a foemina, i own one and it only grows needle foliage (very sharp needles) that it makes working on them super annoying. i still think this is a procumbens, a rather unhappy procumbens which is why i believe it has some needle foliage. Foliage on a foemina is rather more aggressive (sharp). here are some photos from my current collection.

Foemina foliage


unhappy procumbens needle foliage

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Thanks for sharing. The foliage on my tree resembles more the foemina you linked. Its not like the scale foliage on my shimpaku and its not like the procumbens foliage I have either. It's definitely the exact same foliage as you linked.

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