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Ashe Juniper, Mountain Cedar, Rock Cedar, Post Cedar, Mexican Juniper, Break Cedar, Texas Cedar, Sabino
Juniperus ashei


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

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

Additional Comments: The pollen from the male trees in winter can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

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