Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor'

Columnar Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor' is an upright columnar form and possibly the narrowest of the eastern red cedars. Discovered in Taylor, Nebraska as a chance seedling, this selection makes a great screen for tight spaces as well as a dramatic vertical element to any sunny landscape. A great substitute for Italian Cypress when designers need a narrow, vertical evergreen. Exceptional cold hardiness, but thrives in the UGA trial garden just north of the Florida state line.

Category: Medium screening tree; evergreen conifer
Hardiness: 3 to 9, seriously
Foliage: Dark green
Bark: Peeling reddish brown strips; seldom appreciated due to the dense foliage
Winter Interest: Holds dark green color well through the winter months in our nursery
Texture: Fine; feathery
Shape: Columnar
Mature Size: 30-35' tall by 4-5' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor' is adaptable to well drained, acid and alkaline soils; tolerant to urban conditions. Seems oblivious to climates.
Native Habitat: Native to a vast range east of the Rocky Mountains, USA