Canary Island Juniper
ju-NIP-er-us SE-drus (KE-drus)
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Conifer, evergreen tree, to 100 ft (30 m) tall, but usually much less, with outspread branches and a short thick trunk, branchlets are pedulous, limp. Leaves (needles) in whorls of 3, stiff, narrow lanceolate, outspread, directed forward, 15-20 cm long, blue-green, distinct mid-rib above. Fleshy cone is globose, 10-15 mm wide, red-brown, covered with a bluish wax.
- Sun and partial shade
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8? Native to the Canary Islands, where it is almost extinct.
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden, Conifer Garden