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PlantFiles: One Seed Juniper, Cherrystone Juniper, Redberry Juniper
Juniperus monosperma

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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: monosperma (mon-oh-SPER-muh) (Info)

Synonym:Juniperus occidentalis var. gymnocarpa
Synonym:Sabina monosperma

Category:
Trees
Conifers

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xenomorf On Jul 4, 2007, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Seen growing along the side of the road between Concho & Showlow, Arizona. Apache County, Highway 61, June 30th, mid Summer, zone 6b, elevation 6300 ft.

Also known as Sabina, this evergreen shrub or small tree can grow up to 25 ft high with a trunk up to 1.5 ft wide. It's main identifying characteristic from other junipers is that it has many limbs arising from ground level that are somewhat hidden by the lower branches, and also the seeds are smaller than the Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma).
The highly aromatic wood is often used in making fenceposts and for fuel. The gray bark is shreddy and fibrous.
The coppery colored cones or "berries" are red at maturity after one year and are covered with a bluish waxy substance. They usually only have one seed inside the cone and are 1/4 inch in diameter. The cones are eaten by wildlife and the Native Americans had many uses for them.
The scaled, yellow-green leaves are about 1/16 inch long.
The male and female flowers grow on separtae tree, pollen on the male trees and cones or "berries" on the female trees.
It occurs in nature on foothills, plains, plateaus & pinyon-juniper woodlands at an elevation range of 3000 to 7000 ft.
This species is indigenous to AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX & UT in the USA.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Concho, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Prescott, Arizona
Roswell, New Mexico



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