Juniperus glabraJuniperus glabra

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Juniperuss glabra
  • PRONUNCIATION: ju-NIP-er-us GLAY-bruh
  • COMMON NAME: Smooth Cypress
  • FAMILY: Cupressaceae
  • NATIVITY: Central Arizona.
  • GROWTH HABIT: Pyramidal to broad pyramidal somewhat open and graceful.
  • SIZE: 30 - 45' tall.
  • HARDINESS: Zone (6?) 7 - 9.
  • CULTURE: Sun, with well-drained soil. Plants relish hot and dry conditions.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Specimen and large group plantings. May be used for screens in hot, dry climates.
  • FOLIAGE: Leaves arranged in four rows, adpressed, scale-like and overlapping,
    1/16" long. Apex of leaf sharp pointed, leaves typically blue green or
    gray green, highly resinous. Branchlets opposite or alternate and held at
    roughly 90° to the main branch.
  • BUDS:
  • BARK: Bark smooth (unlike the species), cherry red to mahogany brown.
  • FRUIT: Cone globose, 1 - 1 1/4" in diameter, with 6 - 8 scales.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:
    • `Carolina Sapphire' - intense blue foliage and rapid rate of growth.

 

 

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