Juniperus silicicola 'Brodie'

Southern Red Cedar

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Southern Red Cedar is a picturesque slow-growing coniferous tree with a narrow pyramidal form and upright branching.  The fine-textured aromatic scale-like foliage is bright green.  If female cones are pollinated, they produce fleshy seed cones that mature to a showy white coated blue.  Best planted in full sun and well-drained soils.  Drought Tolerant once established.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

40' - 50'

Spread: 

8' - 20'

Spacing: 

15'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

6 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

N/A

Season of Interest:  

Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Junipers are generally susceptible to blights, especially in unusually wet weather.  Rust and canker may occur, though it is not serious.  Potential pests include aphids, bagworms, webworms, and scale.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersRock GardensNaturalized Areas, Shade Tree, Privacy Screen, Windbreaker

COMPANION PLANTS:  Rose, Ninebark, Catmint

Image: David J. Stang, Juniperus virginiana var. silicola Brodie 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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