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L. P. Wilhite
Southern redcedar (Juniperus silicicola), also called redcedar, coast juniper, sand-cedar, and eastern redcedar, has not been well studied. Until more work is done, the fragmentary information available should be supplemented, though cautiously, with information in the literature about eastern redcedar (J. virginiana). The two species are similar in many respects. Generally, eastern redcedar has ascending or horizontal branches, male cones 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0. 16 in) long, and female cones 5 to 6 mm (0.20 to 0.24 in) long containing one to four seeds. In contrast southern redcedar generally has more slender, pendulous branches, male cones 5 to 6 mm (0.20 to 0.24 in) long, and female cones 3 to 4 mm (0.12 to 0.16 in) long containing only one or two seeds (5,11).