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Southern Coastal Red Cedar Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola

Description

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.

More information on Juniperus virginiana.

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#evergreen#small tree#bark#hedge#windbreak#coastal#highly beneficial coastal plants#cpp
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#small tree#bark#hedge#windbreak#coastal#highly beneficial coastal plants#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    virginiana var. silicicola
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Hedge