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Weeping Redcedar

Juniperus virginiana 'Pendula'

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Weeping Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana 'Pendula') at Jolly Lane Greenhouse

Weeping Redcedar

Weeping Redcedar

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Eastern Red Cedar, Weeping Virginia Juniper

Description:

A distinctive evergreen with delicate sprays of soft green foliage on a weeping form with irregular branching; has a fine texture, and is a good choice for an elegant accent in the garden or landscape; requires full sun for best growth

Ornamental Features

Weeping Redcedar has attractive forest green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain forest green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Redcedar is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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 is a relatively low maintenance tree, 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Redcedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Weeping Redcedar will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy, 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features