Juniperus cedrus
Common name: 
Canary Island Juniper
Pronunciation: 
ju-NIP-er-us SE-drus (KE-drus)
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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
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