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Juniperus chinensis
(Chinese juniper)

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Juniperus chinensis (Chinese juniper)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Juniperus chinensis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Chinese juniper
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •         Class: Pinopsida
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Host of pest
  • Ornamental
  • Revegetation

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Pictures

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Juniperus chinensis in Nanjing Botanic Garden, Jiangsu, Eastern China.
TitleTree habit
CaptionJuniperus chinensis in Nanjing Botanic Garden, Jiangsu, Eastern China.
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Juniperus chinensis in Nanjing Botanic Garden, Jiangsu, Eastern China.
Tree habitJuniperus chinensis in Nanjing Botanic Garden, Jiangsu, Eastern China.©Li Jiyuan
Juniperus chinensis: plantation in Shanxi, North China.
TitlePlantation stand
CaptionJuniperus chinensis: plantation in Shanxi, North China.
CopyrightWang Wenquan
Juniperus chinensis: plantation in Shanxi, North China.
Plantation standJuniperus chinensis: plantation in Shanxi, North China.Wang Wenquan
Juniperus chinensis: male flower buds.
TitleFlowers
CaptionJuniperus chinensis: male flower buds.
CopyrightRao Longbing
Juniperus chinensis: male flower buds.
FlowersJuniperus chinensis: male flower buds.Rao Longbing
TitleBranch and cones
Caption
CopyrightRao Longbing
Branch and conesRao Longbing
TitleYoung cones
Caption
CopyrightWang Wenquan
Young conesWang Wenquan
TitleBark
Caption
CopyrightWang Wenquan
BarkWang Wenquan
TitleBark
Caption
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Bark©Li Jiyuan
Juniperus chinensis: garden trees in Beijing, China.
TitleGarden trees
CaptionJuniperus chinensis: garden trees in Beijing, China.
CopyrightWang Wenquan
Juniperus chinensis: garden trees in Beijing, China.
Garden treesJuniperus chinensis: garden trees in Beijing, China.Wang Wenquan
Juniperus chinensis: roadside tree in Beijing, China.
TitleRoadside trees
CaptionJuniperus chinensis: roadside tree in Beijing, China.
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Juniperus chinensis: roadside tree in Beijing, China.
Roadside treesJuniperus chinensis: roadside tree in Beijing, China.©Li Jiyuan
Juniperus chinensis: traditionally planted in Chinese temple garden.
TitleOrnamental stand
CaptionJuniperus chinensis: traditionally planted in Chinese temple garden.
Copyright©Li Jiyuan
Juniperus chinensis: traditionally planted in Chinese temple garden.
Ornamental standJuniperus chinensis: traditionally planted in Chinese temple garden.©Li Jiyuan

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Juniperus chinensis L.

Preferred Common Name

  • Chinese juniper

Variety

  • Juniperus chinensis var. procumbens Endl.

Other Scientific Names

  • Juniperus chinensis f. aurea (M. Young) Beissner
  • Juniperus chinensis var. aurea M. Young
  • Juniperus chinensis var. columnaris D. Fairchild
  • Juniperus chinensis var. tsukushiensis (Masam.) Masam.
  • Juniperus sargentii (A. Henry) Takeda ex Koidz.
  • Juniperus sinensis hort. ex Carr.
  • Juniperus thunbergii Hook. & Arn.
  • Juniperus tsukusiensis Masam.
  • Sabina chinensis (L.) Ant.

International Common Names

  • French: genévrier de Chine
  • Chinese: cibai; kuai; kuaibai; yuanbai

Local Common Names

  • Germany: chinesischer Sadebaum; chinesischer Wacholder
  • Italy: ginepro cinese
  • Japan: ibuki; ibuki-byakushin; kamakara-byakushin
  • Netherlands: Chinese Jeneverbes

EPPO code

  • IUPCH (Juniperus chinensis)
  • IUPCP (Juniperus chinensis var. procumbens)
  • IUPSG (Juniperus sargentii)

Trade name

  • Chinese juniper

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Gymnospermae
  •                 Class: Pinopsida
  •                     Family: Cupressaceae
  •                         Genus: Juniperus
  •                             Species: Juniperus chinensis

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Boundary, barrier or support
  • Host of pest
  • Revegetation

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Essential oils
  • Fibre
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Boxes
  • Cases

Furniture

Pulp

  • Long-fibre pulp

Roundwood

  • Building poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Exterior fittings
  • Flooring
  • For light construction
  • Gates
  • Shingles
  • Wall panelling

Woodware

  • Brushes
  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Pencils
  • Wood carvings