PlantsJuniperus→Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana 'Canaertii')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: usually 15 to 20 feet, then 35 feet, to 50 feet
Plant Spread: usually 8 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollution
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 14, 2020 10:43 AM

This is a fairly old cultivar named after a horticulturist from Belgium named Frederick Canaert of the 19th century. It was commonly sold at many conventional nurseries I believe starting in the 1950's or at least the 1960's, and still popular into the 1990's. Not sure about right now as being commonly sold. It is a good cultivar that has a good bright yet dark green foliage of mostly the soft mature scale-like needles, but does have some of the immature, prickly, awl-like needles on young branches. It has most interesting tufted kind of branch tips that spiral upwards a little. It is a female cultivar that bears a lot of the tiny cones covered by a waxy blue covering that are gray-looking at first from a whitish bloom. I used to have an excellent photo of one by itself at Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton, Illinois from the early 1980's that was about 15 feet high. I found that I had a more recent photo of a group over on the left edge while I was taking a shot of a Jack Pine. It stays as a compact pyramidal tree of about 15 to 20 feet for a long time, but eventually it will grow bigger and open up its form as decades go on.

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