Evergreens – Junipers and Others



Evergreens

Junipers

Juniper-web

Upright Juniper

(Juniperus spp)

Juniper Foliage

Juniper Foliage

Juniper-Utah

Utah Juniper

(Juniperus osteosperma)

Utah Juniper Foliage and Seeds

Utah Juniper Foliage and Seeds

Arborvitae-web

Arborvitae

(thuja occidentalis)

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.

Arborvitae Foliage

Arborvitae Foliage

Cypress,-Bald-web

Bald Cypress

(Taxodium distichum)

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

Bald Cypress Foliage

redwood-dawn-web

Dawn Redwood

(Metasequoia glyptostroboides)


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 it was found in central China.

Dawn Redwood Needles

Dawn Redwood Needles

Dawn Redwood Trunk

Dawn Redwood Trunk

Dawn Redwood Cones

Dawn Redwood Cones

Hemlock-web

Hemlock

(Tsuga canadensis)

Hemlock Foliage

Hemlock Foliage

Yew-Shrub-web

Yew

(Taxus spp)

Yews can be in shrub form or tree form

Yew Foliage

Yew Foliage


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