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Juniperus arizonica

Juniperus arizonica (R.P. Adams) R.P. Adams

Arizonia Juniper, Redberry Juniper

Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Synonym(s): Juniperus coahuilensis ssp. arizonica, Juniperus coahuilensis var. arizonica

USDA Symbol: JUAR3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Seed cones yellow-orange to dark red, usually maturing in 2 years.


Native Habitat: Dry, well-drained soils in full sun.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Juniperus arizonica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Juniperus arizonica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Juniperus arizonica


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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