Juniperus virginiana

Common Name:  Eastern Redcedar

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habit J. virginiana typically has a single trunk!
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typical leaves and young male cones developing female cones--the cones in Juniperus virginiana are often (but not always) smaller and a paler shade of blue than those of Juniperus ashei
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typical leaves found on juvenile J. virginiana (and on J. ashei too)--what advantage might pointed leaves confer on young junipers?