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Tree Campus: Chinese Juniper

Tree Campus SCC is a multi-year and interdisciplinary college initiative to document, map, and celebrate the incredible diversity of trees planted on the campus. With over 200 species, Shoreline Community College is an arboreal paradise that deserves to b


Chinese Juniper 'Aureae', 'Blue Pfitzer', 'Gold Coast'

Juniperus chinensis (CUPRESSACEAE)



China, Mongolia, Japan, Korea



"The collection of J. chinensis from the innermost hills of Himalaya extends the geographical distribution of the species in South Asia. The habitat of the species is excessively exposed to disturbance due to various biotic factors like excessive extraction of firewood and grazing. In view of high intensity of disturbance to its natural habitat, the species might get extinct in near future from wild in Himalaya, unless adequate conservation measures are taken by the State Forest Department." [1]


Equity: Cultural and Historical Significance

An important bonsai species. [2]



"The species type is not often used in landscaping since there are many fine selections commercially available" [2]



[1] Singh, B., Sultan, P., & Bedi, Y. S. (2018). Juniperus chinensis L.(Cupressaceae): A new taxa record for Himalaya and extension of geographic distribution in South Asia. National Academy Science Letters, 41(1), 69-73.

[2] Breen, Patrick. (2020). Juniperus chinensis. OSU Landscape Plants.

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