Ash Juniper is an evergreen large shrub to medium size tree native to the Texas Hill Country. This species range occurs just to the west of that of Juniperus virginiana. Trees begin roughly conical and become more rounded in habit at maturity. Trunks may be single to multiple stem. The bark on the sinuous trunk exfoliates in stringy strips. It serves as critical habitate for several species of wildlife.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, large shrub, upright conifer, tree, small tree, medium tree
None, trees develop cones.
Small globose green to blue-green cones.
15 ft to 20 ft (25 ft)
15 ft to 20 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Low Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: High Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Low Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
6, 7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Tends to develop dense thickets when not controlled.