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Grey Owl Redcedar

Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl'

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Grey Owl Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl') at The Growing Place

Grey Owl Redcedar

Grey Owl Redcedar

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Grey Owl Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana 'Grey Owl') at The Growing Place

Grey Owl Redcedar fruit

Grey Owl Redcedar fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Description:

An excellent massing evergreen shrub, with dusty bluish-green fine-textured foliage, showy blue berries and a spreading, arching habit of growth, very adaptable but needs full sun and well drained soil

Growing Place Choice Plants

Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.

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Ornamental Features

Grey Owl Redcedar has attractive gray foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain gray throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Grey Owl Redcedar is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Grey Owl Redcedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Grey Owl Redcedar will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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