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92.'Burkii' Eastern Redcedar

Juniperus virginiana ‘Burkii’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
3b to 9
40 to 50ft. in height;
8 to 20ft., extremely variable over its extensive native range
Densely pyramidal when young and slightly pendulous in old age; variable in the wild from almost columnar to broadly pyramidal
Prefers a sunny, airy location
Prefers a deep moist loam on well-drained subsoil; tolerant of adverse conditions, poor gravelly soils, acid and high pH soils
Usually dioecious, may have monoecious flowers on occasion
Cones, globular or ovoid, up to ¼ inch across, brownish violet, glaucous bloomy, ripening in the first of the season; seeds 1 to 2, ovoid, small apex blunt angular
Landscape use:
An excellent specimen, grouping, and screening plant if used with care as to color combinations
East and central North America, east of the Rocky Mountains; introduced before 1664
Cedar apple rust and bagworms
Significant Features:
Useful for windbreaks, shelter belts, hedges, and topiary; the wood is used for cedar chests, closet linings, pencils


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