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Weeping Juniper, Drooping Juniper, Mexican Drooping Juniper, Weeping Cedar, Drooping Cedar, Tascate, Cedro
Juniperus flaccida


Weeping Juniper is named for its pendent, "weeping" branchlets and needles. It grows natively in Texas only in Big Bend National Park's Chisos Mountains, at high elevations on igneous soils. It usally grows to 25 to 30 ft., although it can be up to 55 ft. It grows slowly, is long-lived and very drought resistant, traits common to most junipers.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: small cone

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: dull black and leathery berry-like cone

Height: to 55 ft.

Width: to 55 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: acid adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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