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Juniperus Virginiana

Botanical Name:

Juniperus virginiana

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Dry, limestone soils (adaptable). Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam Clay Loam, Clay, Rocky, Limestone-based, Caliche type.
Heat Tolerant
yes
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Plant Type

Conifers, Trees, Native Plant, Poisonous, Tree

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

36-72 ft.

Flower

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.

Fruit

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

Benefits
Ornamental

Grown for Christmas trees, shelterbelts, and in many cultivated varieties for ornament.

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Fleshy cones (resembles berries), leaves. Low toxicity when ingested; large amounts may cause diarrhea. Toxic Principle: Volatile oils including thujone.

Taxonomy

Order

Pinales

Family

Cupressaceae

Genus

Juniperus

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