Juniperus recurva var. coxii at Parc Cefn Onn

Juniperus recurva var. coxii 0

Juniperus recurva var. coxii
late June 2015

Juniperus recurva var. coxii 1

Juniperus recurva var. coxii
late August 2015

Grid reference ST 17641 84454
Common name Cox's juniper
Common name Coffin juniper
Origin Upper Burma
Deciduous No
Status Wales Champion 2015
Height 11M July 2015
Girth 75cm June 2015
Reference 232

This tree is in the upper park beside the small pool known as the Lysichiton pond, so called because of the former presence of Lysichiton commonly known as skunk cabbage.

Juniperus recurva var. coxii bark

Juniperus recurva var. coxii bark
June 2015

Juniperus recurva var. coxii foliage

Juniperus recurva var. coxii foliage
early July 2015

General tree description

Juniperus recurva var. coxii is a small tree, up to 15 metres tall, with a narrow conical outline and straight stem. It is a variant of the Drooping juniper (Juniperus recurva) and has drooping branchlets longer and more pendulous than the species. Its bark is greyish-orange, shaggy and peeling vertically. The bright green leaves are 7 to 10mm long and in whorls of three. The fruits are ovoid up to 10mm long, glossy brown, ripening to black.