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Conifers, Trees, Native Plant, Poisonous, Tree
This is a dioecious species (separate male and female trees). The pollen cones are small and yellowish on male trees, while the female trees produce round, berry-like cones. It blooms from January to March.
Male cones are yellow and occur at branch tips. Female cones are blue, frosted looking, and abundant. Cones are round, berry-like (1/4" in diameter), and ripen in fall the first year. They have a grey-white waxy covering. Displays from September to February., Black, Blue
Grown for Christmas trees, shelterbelts, and in many cultivated varieties for ornament.
POISONOUS PARTS: Fleshy cones (resembles berries), leaves. Low toxicity when ingested; large amounts may cause diarrhea. Toxic Principle: Volatile oils including thujone.