PlantsJuniperus→Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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: 2 - 3 feet
Plant Spread: 4 - 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Greyish-blue.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds
Other info: Trees usually dioecious
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

a potted plant for sale at a nursery

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Location: Media, PennsylvaniaDate: 2018-04-25a potted plant for sale at a nursery
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2020-03-08a young specimen in a bed
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 29, 2018 8:15 PM

I finally saw a young specimen being sold at a nursery in southeast Pennsylvania. This shrub form is similar looking to the Blue Pfitzer Juniper. It may be a hybrid of the 'Glauca' cultivar of the Eastern Redcedar with Pfitzer Juniper or just from a seedling of the former that was bushy instead of being a tree. It is a female clone that bears a lot of juniper "berries." It has been noted as getting about 3 feet high by 6 feet wide. It is a good looking coniferous shrub.

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