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Juniperus flaccida (Weeping juniper)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Juniperus flaccida

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 Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
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 Information

Bloom 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 Conditions

Water 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


Propagation Material: Seeds

From the National Organizations Directory

According 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


Bibref 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 Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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