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Juniperus ashei

Juniperus ashei

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General Notes

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Native to Northeastern Mexico and Southern-central United States.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Cupressaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Columnar or Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 35 - 40 feet.

Width: 15 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Scalelike, Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

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

Bark Light Ash-Gray, Exfoliating.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Armillaria, Leaf Blight and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Screen, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Juniperus ashei Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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