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Sand Cedar Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola

Description

The small round red cedar from the outer Southern coastal plains has plump cones (3-4 mm long) with scale-like leaves forming on the slender extremity of the sprig on the slow- growing shoots.  This common plant is found in sand dunes and marshes yet, it does not like an over abundance of water, The bark is a cinnamon red color and is planted as either a hedge, or barrier

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).

More information on Juniperus virginiana.

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#evergreen#small tree#bark#hedge#windbreak#coastal#highly beneficial coastal plants#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    virginiana var. silicicola
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Blue
    Green
    White
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Spring
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    This plump cone in spring is green following with a bluish color and eventually having a white topping.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Shape:
    Acicular
    Obtuse
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    The shorter shiny scale-like leaves being bluntly obtuse to acute at the tip of a stem grow on the slow-growing shoots.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Papery
    Bark Description:
    The bark's new growth is green turning to a striking cinnamon red color as it matures.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Hedge