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Chinese juniper

Juniperus chinensis L.

Family: Cupresaceae

Name justification:
Romans used to call iuniperus this kind of plants, with needle evergreen leaves.
Chinensis refers to its origin, China.

Common name: Chinese juniper
Description: Shrub
Leaf: Evergreen Acicular

Origin and distribution:
This plant is distributed around Asia: China, Korea, Japan, Manchuria and Siberia. William Kerr brought it from China to Kew Gardens (England).

Location in the garden:
There are some specimens in the gardens of Méndez Núñez Monument and another next to the 'A Mona' Fountain.


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