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Juniperus flaccida Schltdl.
Weeping Juniper, Drooping Juniper, Mexican Weeping Juniper, Mexican Drooping Juniper, Weeping Cedar, Drooping Cedar, Tascate
Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)
Synonym(s): Juniperus flaccida var. gigantea, Juniperus gigantea, Juniperus gracilis, Sabina flaccida
USDA Symbol: JUFL
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 40 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Mature seed cones are tannish brown to brownish purple.
Native Distribution: From the Chisos Mountains in west Texas to southern Mexico
Native Habitat: Hillsides, Slopes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Rocky, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam Clay, Calcareous Acid-based Igneous
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Juniperus flaccida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Juniperus flaccida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Juniperus flaccida
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-03-23
Research By: TWC Staff