Juniperus chinensis torulosa (also known as J. chinensis 'Torulosa' or Kaizuka') is a fast growing evergreen conifer, to 15 -20' by 10' wide with spreading branches. The branches are narrow, spreading and spinning loosely around the main stem. They seem to be variable and don't all seem like clones as some suggest, and there seems to be several forms in commerce. The twisting may be to one side or all around the tree, and not always clockwise. The form is often referred to as "picturesque" or "Japanese like". I like picturesque.
Juniper fruit are fleshy at maturity and because of this are often call berries, but as you know conifers do not have berries, they have cones. The cones are about 1/4" diameter, ripening bluish black.
Locations: Nice row at the intersection of 41st and Soquel. Otherwise, very common.
154 S. Morrissey Blvd