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Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana
Pronunciation: joo-NIP-ur-us skop-you-LORE-um
Common Name: eastern red cedar
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Plant Type: Conifer
Key ID Features: Most are small conical trees; leaves mostly opposite, scale-like, and not prickly, juvenile leaves needle-like, 5-7 mm long, in whorls of three; seed cones berry-like, up to 6 mm long, bluish-purple; male cones on separate plants; bark reddish-brown, scaly or fibrous and stringy.
Course(s): Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:7 - 10m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Alkaline, Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Moderate
Landscape Uses: Screening, Specimen plant
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include J. 'Tolleson's Blue Weeping' and J. 'Wichita Blue'.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Scale-like, Simple
Arrangement: Opposite, Whorled
Texture/ Venation: Prickly
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Bluish
Colour in Fall: Green, Bluish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Other
Margins: Entire
Inflorescence Type: n/a (male cone)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Colour (petals): No flowers, Yellow, Brown
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Fruit Type: Cone (winged seeds)
Fruit Colour: Black, Green
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark Morphology: Moderately fissured, Exfoliating, Stringy
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Red
Propagation: Cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Rust, ( Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: Gymnosporangium rust
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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