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Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor'

(Taylor Eastern red-cedar)

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Juniperus virginiana ‘Taylor’ is a tall, narrow, columnar form of Eastern red-cedar with emerald-green foliage. It is purported to be resistant to phomopsis juniper blight (cedar apple rust) and have exceptional cold hardiness. After 10 years of growth, a mature plant will measure 20 feet (6 m) or more in height with a base width of 3 feet (1 m), an average annual growth rate of 2 feet (60 cm). It is a good choice for formal screening and hedgerows, particularly in places too cold for Italian cypress (Cupressus sempervirens).

This cultivar was introduced by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Lincoln, Nebraska introduction, found in 1978 as a sport on an Eastern red-cedar found in Taylor, Nebraska, USA.

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