Juniperus virginiana 'Corcorcor' / Emerald Sentinel™ Red-cedar

Juniperus virginiana 'Corcorcor' EMERALD SENTINEL™ USPP5041, is an upright, rather narrow selection of Eastern Red-cedar with bright green foliage. This is a female, fruiting cultivar that is deemed to have superior disease resistance and is considered one of the toughest plants in the nursery trade. After 10 years in the landscape, a mature specimen can measure up to 20 feet (6 m) tall and 8 feet (2.6 m) wide, a rate of growth approaching 2 feet (60 cm) annually. It is quite suitable for hedgerows where arborvitae may be inappropriate.

This cultivar originated as a chance seedling selected by Clifford D. Corliss and Brothers Nursery Inc., Ipswich, Massachusetts. Refer to this link for a complete description of the plant patent pertaining to Emerald Sentinel™.

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Juniperus virginiana 'Corcorcor' growing in the field at a nursery site.
Photo by The Site Gardener
Juniperus virginiana 'Corcorcor' — a closeup of foliage and seed cone detail.
Photo by Columus State Community College, Ohio

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