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Cultural Details for Juniperus rigida 'Pendula'

Common Name:
Weeping Needle Juniper; Temple Juniper

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium (possibly to 3' per year?)

Average Mature Height:
15-20'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Dioecious, staminate flowers yellow-brown to orange-yellow

Fruit Details:
Cones globose or oblong irregularly globose

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Gray-brown lightly ridged and furrowed, coming off in thin stripes

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Phomopsis and Kabatina; relatively trouble-free juniper

Native Habitat:
China, Mongolia, and Japan

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers moist, well-drained soils; full sun, pH adaptable

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8541, 8542

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu