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Juniperus virginiana var. silicicola (Small) J. Silba
Southern red-cedar, Southern redcedar
USDA Symbol: juvis
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Evergreen aromatic tree with narrow or spreading crown, lower branches drooping; sometimes forming thickets.
This southeastern coastal relative of Eastern Red Cedar is distinguished by its often drooping foliage and smaller berries and is planted as an ornamental. The wood is similarly used for fenceposts, cedar chests, cabinetwork, and carvings. The Latin name silicola means growing in sand.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Blue Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC Native Distribution:
Chiefly near coast, from North Carolina south to Florida and west to SE. Texas; near sea level. Native Habitat:
Stream/river banks, Near lakes or ponds, Swamps, Marshes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Clay, Acid-based.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Attractive
Use Wildlife: Cover, Nesting site, Seeds-granivorous birds, Seeds-Small mammals.
Larval Host: Olive butterfly.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff