| Ashe Juniper, Mountain Cedar, Rock Cedar, Post Cedar, Mexican Juniper, Break Cedar, Texas Cedar, Sabino|
Ashe juniper is a small, many-stemmed tree found in rocky limestone soil from central to west Texas. It is the dominant juniper of the Texas Hill Country, and is usually referred to as cedar. The golden-cheeked warbler nests in older stands in the spring, using the bark, which comes off in long strips, for its nests. The leaves are dark green, minutely saw-toothed, and have a cedar scent. The large blueberry-like cones are eagerly eaten by wildlife.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: small cone
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: large, berry-like cones
Height: to 38 ft.
Width: to 30 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: alkaline
Additional Comments: The pollen from the male trees in winter can cause an allergic reaction in some people.