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Juniperus pinchotii Sudw.
Pinchot's juniper, Pinchot juniper, Redberry juniper
Synonym(s): Juniperus erythrocarpa, Juniperus monosperma var. pinchotii, Juniperus pinchotii var. erythrocarpa, Juniperus texensis
USDA Symbol: jupi
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Large shrub or small tree to 20 ft. Multi-trunked, often forming a dense clump. Evergreen shrub or small tree, usually with several branches from ground, sometimes with single trunk and broad, irregular crown. Coppery-brown fruit. Fragrant foliage.
This juniper was named in honor of Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946), first chief of the United States Forest Service. It is well displayed at Palo Duro State Park near Canyon, Texas, where it was discovered. The hardy plants will sprout from stumps after cutting or burning. The wood is used principally for fenceposts and fuel.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Red Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Feb
, TX Native Distribution:
to s.e. NM
& w. OK Native Habitat:
Gravelly or rocky sites in high plains; arroyos; canyons; talus slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky, Gypseous, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
Conditions Comments: Invades disturbed sites.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive, Erosion control, Ground cover
Use Wildlife: Seeds-Small mammals, Seeds-granivorous birds.
Larval Host: Juniper hairstreak butterfly.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Austin, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MLE-11
Collected 2009-11-13 in Terrell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2009-06-10
Research By: TWC Staff