Juniperus sabina ‘Tamariscifolia’ · tam · Central and S. Europe, W. Russia
Juniperus communis · common juniper · Circumboreal

Cupressaceae (cypress family)
Juniperus communis. John Rawlings, ca. 2006

A widely planted low and spreading groundcover, J. sabina ‘Tamariscifolia’ covers a large area between the lawn south of Serra Street and the entrance to the Quad at Palm Drive, threading together the Thuja orientalis at each side of the entry stairs. The basic landscape pattern of this area that we see today is present on Dirk Schroder’s 1968 Quad Planting Map, Maps and Records, ML0148.

Common juniper can be seen in the cement planters near the entrance of the east entrance of Green Library.

Name derivation: Juniperus – Latin name for juniper; sabina – Latin name Savin; ‘Tamariscifolia’ – tamarix-leaved.

About this Entry: John Rawlings authored the text ca. 2006.