Juniperus ashei

Common Names:  Ashe Juniper, Mountain Cedar, Rock Cedar

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juniperus.ashei.frt.jpg (77787 bytes)
female cones male cones and scales
Juniperus ashei habit3.jpg (86369 bytes) Juniperus ashei bark.jpg (74717 bytes)
habit (see how there are multiple trunks?) typical bark on older tree
Juniperus ashei splotches.jpg (80131 bytes)
white splotches on bark--typical for this species in the absence of fire, Juniperus ashei quickly becomes the dominant tree in open areas of the eastern Hill Country--essentially, all of the green foliage on this hillside in west Austin (photo taken in Winter) is Juniperus ashei!