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Juniperus virginiana



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Juniperus virginiana
Eastern red cedar

Native east of the Rocky Mountains, this common inhabitant of abandoned fields and roadsides, begins with a conical habit in youth and matures to a pyramidal shaped medium to large tree. The species lacks a formality of habit in old age and is not heavily used. However there are many cultivars that are popular in the landscape trade.

Habit:Conical in youth with a dominant central leader, maturing to a slightly informal pyramidal habit with horizontally spreading branches Size: 40-50' high
Color:Dark green, dull
Texture:Medium
Hardiness:Zone 2a USDA
Habitat:Native to most areas east of the Rocky Mountains
Family:Cupressaceae

 
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