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83.‘Hillspire’ Eastern Redcedar


Juniperus virginiana ‘Hillspire’

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
2 – 9
Height:
40 – 50
Spread:
8 – 20 ; Size is extremely variable
Habit:
Symmetrical conical-pyramidal
Light:
Best in full sun, tolerates shade only when very young
Soil:
Deep, moist, well-drained loam preferable; tolerant of adverse soil conditions, poor gravelly soils, acidic and basic soils
Flowers:
Cones: male cones inconspicuous
Fruit:
globular or ovoid, 1/5 long, berry-like cones
Landscape use:
Excellent specimen and mass if used with care, useful for windbreaks, hedges and topiary work
History:
Named ‘Cupressifolia’ in 1964 but that name was taken, renamed ‘Hillspire’; introduced by D. Hill Nursery Co., Dundee, IL
Pests\Problems:
bagworm; Problems: cedar apple rust
Significant Features:

Maintains bright green foliage in winter



 

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