SelecTree: Tree Detail
SILVER EASTERN RED CEDAR
Juniperus virginiana 'Glauca'
Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Utility friendly tree.
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
SILVER EASTERN RED CEDAR, SILVER CEDAR
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 25 feet.
Width: 6 - 8 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.
Leaves Scalelike, Silver, Blue to Blue Green, 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 Red to Gray, Fibrous, Rough or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 2 - 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, Armillaria, 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 'Glauca' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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