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Leaf Shape: Awl-shaped
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Squamata Juniper
(Juniperus squamata)
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Japanese Garden Juniper
(Juniperus procumbens)
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Boulevard Japanese Falsecypress
(Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard' )
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Shore Juniper
(Juniperus conferta)



Leaf Shape: Awl-shaped

Tapering to slender stiff point; Short stiff margins narrowing to a point, often sharp and found on many Juniper spp. and some Chamaecyparis selections.

In many Junipers there are two types of foliage that are discussed--juvenile and mature. In many cases the juvenile foliage is awl-shaped while the mature is more scaly.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Shape > Awl-shaped 


2005 Gary J. Kling and Laura L. Hayden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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