|Hillspire Juniper |
Juniperus virginiana 'Cupressifolia'
These Morton Arboretum specimens are variety 'Cupressifolia', called Hillspire Juniper.
Showing mid-winter dark green foliage, they are nearly 50 years old 
See also: Red Cedar
1. Red cedar, Morton Arboretum acc. 436-61-1, photos Â© Bruce Marlin
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Family Cupressaceae â€“ Redwood, Cypress, Arborvitae, Juniper
There are thirty (many monotypic) genera and 142 species in the family Cupressaceae, now widely regarded as including the Taxodiaceae, previously treated as a family. The Cupressaceae are found in the fossil record as far back as the Jurassic Period, about 210 million years ago. Cupressaceae Index | Tree Encyclopedia | Trees Index