Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii

Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii - Sargent juniper

Sargent juniper is from the extreme east of Asia; it was received at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum from Japan’s Hokkaido Island in 1892 and named after the arboretum’s first director C. S. Sargent (1841-1927). The species also grows on all the other Japanese islands, the Korean peninsula, the Kuriles, and in the south of Sakhalin. Its usual habitat is among dense shrub thickets below mountain tops, meadows and screes, but in the more northern parts of its range mainly along rocky sea shores.