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Southern Red Cedar, Sand Cedar, Coast Juniper
Juniperus silicicola


Southern red cedar grows near water or in areas with a very shallow water table. It is found in southeastern Texas in moist, sandy soils. It has slender, pendulous branches and most often a single trunk. Southern red cedar is closely related to eastern red cedar, but it can sometimes have a more open habit, and the bright blue cones of southern red cedar are much smaller.

Plant Habit or Use: medium tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: small cone

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: blue cones

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: to 15 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: high medium

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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