Juniperus lucayana Britton
Common Name: West Indian Cedar
West Indian cedar is a slow-growing, evergreen tree with a conical crown and aromatic foliage. It can grow up to 20 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its timber, and is also cultivated as a hedge and shelterbelt tree.
The tree has become quite rare, and sometimes extinct, in parts of its range due to overcutting in the past and overgrazing today, coupled with exploitation for fuel wood and timber[
]. It has now been classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2009)[
Caribbean - Bahamas; Cuba; Haiti [extinct]; Jamaica; St. Lucia.
Woodland, on dry, rocky slopes[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Juniperus barbadensis is a plant of the moist tropics, it can withstand only occasional, very light frosts with temperatures falling to around zero[
Grows best in a fertile, well drained soil and a sunny position[
]. Established plants are very drought tolerant[
Plants can be grown as a screen and windbreak[
The wood used to be used as a casing for pencils[
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