Ames Juniper - Juniperus chinensis 'Ames'
Family Cupressaceae
An intermediate sized, dense ornamental evergreen which prefers full sun and well-drained soil  
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Ames Juniper
Ames juniper is an intermediate sized, dense ornamental evergreen which prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Drought and wind resistant, it is also salt-tolerant. It is used in the landscape as a specimen, screen, or in group plantings. Blue to purple berry-like globular cones persist for two years.

This outstanding ornamental grows well even under difficult conditions such as those at urban sites or the seashore. Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Likes well-drained soils. Watering is not needed after initial planting. There are numerous cultivars of the Chinese juniper, among them:

  • Juniperus chinensis Parsonii
  • Juniperus chinensis Sargentii
  • Juniperus chinensis Angelica Blue
  • Juniperus chinensis Gold Star
  • Juniperus chinensis Mint Julep
  • Juniperus chinensis Plumosa
  • Juniperus chinensis Saybrook Gold
  • Juniperus chinensis Sea Green
  • Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii [1]
Ames Juniper - Juniperus chinensis 'Ames'
References:
1. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN)
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Family Cupressaceae – Redwood, Cypress, Arborvitae, Juniper
There are thirty (many monotypic) genera and 142 species in the family Cupressaceae, now widely regarded as including the Taxodiaceae, previously treated as a family. The Cupressaceae are found in the fossil record as far back as the Jurassic Period, about 210 million years ago. Cupressaceae Index | Tree Encyclopedia | Trees Index
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