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MCFETTER ALLIGATOR JUNIPER
Juniperus deppeana 'Mcfetter'

Juniperus deppeana 'Mcfetter' Juniperus deppeana 'Mcfetter' Juniperus deppeana 'Mcfetter' Juniperus deppeana 'Mcfetter'

Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Bark pattern resembles scales on alligator skin. Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Cupressaceae

Tree Characteristics

Columnar or Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 - 60 feet.

Width: 20 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Scalelike, Blue to Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green to Brown. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Green Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Gray-Brown, Blocky.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 3 and 10 - 12.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Screen.

Bonsai or Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Juniperus deppeana 'Mcfetter' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/juniperus-deppeana-mcfetter >

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