Rocky Mountain Juniper
Rocky Mountain Juniper Foliage
Rocky Mountain Juniper cones
Rocky Mountain Juniper foliage is thinner and softer than the foliage of either Utah or One Seed Junipers
Utah Juniper Foliage and Seeds
Utah Juniper and One Seed Juniper have similar foliage. However, Utah juniper is monoecious (has both male and female cones on the same tree), while One Seed juniper is dioecious (has male cones on different trees than female cones.)
One Seed Juniper
One Seed Juniper Foliage and Seeds
Arborvitae foliage tends to grow in planes, whereas juniper foliage is more randomly three dimensional. Junipers have berry like cones while Arborvitae have woody cones.
Bald Cypress have compound leaves that resemble redwood leaves. They are deciduous, the leaves turn yellow and fall off in the autumn. Bald Cypress are native to the gulf states but some varieties have adapted to our colder northern climate and do well in heavier soils.
Bald Cypress Foliage
Dawn Redwood or Metasequoia has foliage and cones that look like a redwood and foliage similar to bald cypress. Its distinctly different in that the branching is opposite while bald cypress branching is alternate. Dawn Redwood was thought to be extinct,but it was found in central China.
Dawn Redwood Needles
Dawn Redwood Trunk
Dawn Redwood Cones
Yews can be in shrub form or tree form
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