Juniperus virginiana 'Hillspire' / Hillspire eastern red-cedar

Juniperus virginiana 'Hillspire' is a narrowly conical, male selection of eastern red-cedar with fastigiate branching that is fully clothed with attractive, dark-green, scale-like foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 to 8 feet (2 - 2.5 m) tall and 4 feet (1.3 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

(Ken Church) A conical form of a dark green color.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the 1920s by D. Wyman of D. Hill Nurseries, Dundee, Illinois. This conifer is also known as J. virginiana 'Cupressifolia'.

Juniperus virginiana 'Hillspire' — a 2017 accession at the New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx, New York (USDA Hardiness Zone 7a); photo from 2020.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss
Juniperus virginiana 'Hillspire' — a picture taken during the ACS tour of the Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio; photo from summer of 2004.
Photo by Ken Church