Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium.Mature Height - 40-50'Mature Width - 8-20'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Usually dioecious, may have monoecious flowers on occasion; staminate yellow, pistillate green; interesting in late winter, February into March, when the staminate yellow-brown cones are swelling and starting to release pollen.Fruit - Cones globular or ovoid, up to 0.25" across, brownish violet, glaucous bloomy, ripening in the first season; seeds 1 to 2, ovoid, small, apex blunt-angular, deeply pitted, shining brown.Leaf - Fall Color - Medium green, sage-green to blue-green in summer often becoming bronze to yellow-brown in winter, variable from tree to tree.Bark - A handsome grayish to reddish brown, exfoliating in long strips.Other Features - An excellent specimen, grouping, and screening plant if used with care as to color combinations; useful for windbreaks, shelter belts, hedges, and topiary work; the cultivars are the truly ornamental plants of this speciesPossible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Tolerant of adverse conditions, poor gravelly soils; acid and high pH soils; prefers a sunny, airy location, and a deep moist loam on well-drained subsoil; observations indicate this species thrives in limestone based soils. Zone 3b to 9.Native Habitat - East and central North America, east of the Rocky Mountains. Introduced before 1664.Diseases and Insects - Cedar apple rust and bagworms.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Juniper.- Other plants of the family Cupressaceae.- Other plants of the genus Juniperus.- Other plants of the species Juniperus virginiana.