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Juniperus maritima

Juniperus maritima R.P. Adams

Seaside Juniper

Cupressaceae (Cypress family)


USDA Symbol: JUMA10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 65 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Seed cones bluish, maturing in a single year.


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Rocky areas near the sea.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


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

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