SelecTree: Tree Detail
ELEGANTISSIMA EASTERN RED CEDAR
Juniperus virginiana 'Elegantissima'
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Utility friendly tree.
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Oval, Conical or Columnar Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 8 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Scalelike, Variegated, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Green or Yellow.. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Persistent, Purple or Blue Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches) Wildlife use it.
Bark Gray, Fibrous.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Caterpillars and Scales, Twig Blight and Rust.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Street Tree, Buffer Strip or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Juniperus virginiana 'Elegantissima' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 23, 2018.
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