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HILLSPIRE JUNIPER
Juniperus virginiana 'Cupressifolia'

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Has fragrant Fruit and Leaf.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Cupressaceae

Tree Characteristics

Columnar or Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 6 - 8 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Scalelike, Dark Green, Bronze or Red, Evergreen.

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

Purple or Mostly Blue Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Spider Mites, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Topiary.

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

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.