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Pinchot Juniper, Redberry Juniper, Texas Juniper, Christmas Berry Juniper
Juniperus pinchotii


Pinchot juniper is found from the mountains of the Trans-Pecos east almost to Fort Worth and in the Panhandle. The most common juniper in the Trans-Pecos, it grows on dry rocky canyons and hillsides or on open flats in sand, clay or mixed soils. You can tell it from Ashe juniper by the bright red one-seeded female cones and more erect branching pattern. It sprouts from the base after fires or other damage.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: small cone

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: red berry-like cone

Height: to 20 ft.

Width: to 25 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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