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Juniperus virginiana 'Burkii'

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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: virginiana (vir-jin-ee-AN-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Burkii

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Category:
Trees
Conifers

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Aromatic

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive slyperso1 On May 7, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Uses: Urban tolerant, bonsai, Screen
Not native to North America

Fine textured leaves. Its summer foliage is blue-green turning to a brownish tint in winter in the north.
Branches drop, susceptible to breakage (ice),
Grow in full sun for best canopy, but tolerate partial shade.
Soil tolerance from sand to clay and acidic to alkaline pH Range: 4.5 to 8.5
Drought and salt tolerant, roots are non invasive and is free of serious pests


This cultivar is fruitless and does not attract birds as the species does

Also known as Burk Eastern Red cedar

Regional...

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

Blue Ash, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Laflin, Pennsylvania



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