Juniperus virginiana ‘Glauca’

Published on March 28, 2012 by Amy

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Juniperus virginiana 'Glauca'
Juniperus virginiana ‘Glauca’

‘Glauca’ features silvery-blue needle like foliage and a tidy upright in form that is perfect for a variety of landscape situations. It provides outstanding cover for a myriad of native songbirds while providing food in the form of copious small blue berries. Easy to grow and tolerant of poor soils.

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Benefits

  • Foliage color and form are perfect for hedging
  • Provides year round cover and nesting for birds
  • Host plant for olive hairstreak butterfly
  • Thrives in poor soils and tolerates shade well
  • Profuse berries are a native songbird magnet
  • Easy to grow, adapts to most growing conditions
  • Height

    25-30 Feet

    Spread

    10-12 Feet

    Native Range

    old fields, pastures, roadsides, balds, and margins of swamps from southern Quebec to southern Ontario, Minnesota and southern Iowa south to Texas and Florida.

    Native Trivia

    The Eastern red cedar is a valuable commercial tree. The heartwood is reddish-brown and aromatic and is commonly used for cedar chests and closets because it repels insects. The wood is also used for interior finish, fence posts, poles and pencils.

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