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Question on dwarf conifers

14 years ago

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a dwarf conifer...

We're looking for a dwarf cultivar of a conifer that's native to the Northeastern or Mid-Atlantic U.S. The conifer that's most prevalent in our area is Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), so we were thinking about a Juniperus virginiana "Grey Owl".

But I've read that "Grey Owl" is a hybrid between J. virginiana "Glauca" and the Asian J. chinensis "Pfitzeriana".

Is there any dwarf conifer that comes from a conifer native to the Eastern United States? Please pardon my ignorance if such a thing does not exist...we're just trying to plant all natives this year, but would like something a little smaller than the Juniperus virginiana in our yard, which are quite large.

We are also planning to plant some Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis), but are looking for something a little larger than Creeping Juniper, in the 2 to 5 foot range.

Zone 6b, Northern Piedmont area.

Thanks in advance!

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