Juniperus virginiana 'Canaertii'
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Height: 20 feet
Spread: 12 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
A tightly pyramidal small evergreen tree; features attractive deep green needles and showy powdery blue berries; adaptable to dry soils, but needs full sun; will grow quite large, can be effectively used as a specimen tree in the front yard
Canaertii Redcedar is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features an abundance of magnificent silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter. It has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.
Canaertii Redcedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Canaertii Redcedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing
Canaertii Redcedar will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.