Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola
- Common Name(s):
- Coastal red cedar, Red cedar, Sand cedar, Southern coastal red cedar, Southern red cedar
- Native Plants, Trees
The Southern coastal red cedar, in the Cupressaceae family, is a common small tree of sand dunes and marshes in the coastal plains of the southeastern US. The bark is a cinnamon red color. It has average water needs and does not like to be overwatered. It is used as a hedge or can be planted as a windbreak around a house.
This plant may be confused with: Juniperus virginiana The fleshy cones on Southern coastal redcedar are smaller than those of Eastern Redcedar (3-4 mm long vs. 4-7 mm long), the terminal twigs are narrower, and the scale leaves are slightly shorter, but the differences are very slight.
- 30 ft.
- Male (pollen) and female (blue) cones
- Spreading to pendulous
- Full sun
- Fleshy cones 3-4 mm long
- 12-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Medium to rapid
- Shiny scale-like leaves S bluntly obtuse to acute at apex are found on slow growing shoots.
NCCES plant id: 3236