SelecTree: Tree Detail
Juniperus virginiana 'Cupressifolia'
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Utility friendly tree.
Has fragrant Fruit and Leaf.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
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, Red or Purple or Bronze, Evergreen.
Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female reproductive parts (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.
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, Armillaria, 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.
Not Deer Palatable.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Juniperus virginiana 'Cupressifolia' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Dec 5, 2020.
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