Plant ID forum→Plant found at Albuquerque Botanical Gardens

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South East, Texas
Mar 26, 2021 11:39 PM CST
Hello, this is a stretch but maybe someone will know what this plant is. Last year I took a trip to Albuquerque and visited the Botanical Gardens there. In the Japanese Garden area was this plant. I never seen a sign saying what it was but I love the way it looks and to me it has a wonderful smell. It was about a waist high bush if that helps. I would love to know what it is so maybe I can find some and grow it here at my home to enjoy.
So, does anyone happen to know what this plant is?
Thank you in advance for any help provided. Take care.
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California (Zone 9b)
Mar 27, 2021 11:32 AM CST
Welcome! to the forum Onixe!
It's a juniper, Juniperus chinensis. If you have a picture of the whole plant that would help to narrow it to variety.
South East, Texas
Mar 27, 2021 12:07 PM CST
Thank you for the Welcome CalPolygardener. :)

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of the entire plant. My son was using my phone and trying to get 'artistic' shots and I asked him to take a picture of that plant for me because I liked it and wanted to try to find out what it was.

I Googled the Juniperus chinensis and that looks just like it!
Thank you so very much for your assistance. Now I know what to look for. Hopefully I can find one and hopefully they will grow in my climate.

Take care!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Mar 27, 2021 2:28 PM CST
As its a Japanese Garden, it might be a Japanese Juniper (Juniperus procumbens) but J. chinensis may be easier to find. Juniperus procumbens grows to only about 2 ft tall but is wide. J. chinensis can become a tree. How and where its used in the garden would be a strong indication of which it is.
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California (Zone 9b)
Mar 29, 2021 9:43 AM CST
Could be San Jose Juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose). It is a spreading form that is very common in Japanese Gardens.

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