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ELEGANTISSIMA EASTERN RED CEDAR
Juniperus virginiana 'Elegantissima'

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Cupressaceae

Tree Characteristics

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.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Street Tree, Buffer Strip or Screen.

Bonsai.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Juniperus virginiana 'Elegantissima' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/juniperus-virginiana-elegantissima >

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.