Juniperus chinensis

An evergreen tree up to 15 m .Bark is reddish brown, fissured, peeling off in thin flakes.

This species has two kind of leaf; one is the scaly obtuse leaf, the other is the acicular spiny pointed leaf.

The wood is used for alcove posts, engravings, pencil wood.It is planted for a garden tree.

Juniperus virginiana produced in North America is famous for pencil woopd.

Distribution ; Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Ryukyu, Korea, China


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