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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Cupressaceae
Family Common Name: Cedar family
Scientific Name: Juniperus occidentalis Hook.
Common Name: Western juniper
Species Code: JUNOCC
General Distribution: J. occidentalis is found in Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seed dormancy is physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are placed in cold moist stratification for 98 to 148 days. Germination occurs under greenhouse temperatures.
References: Young, J. A., Evans, R. A., Budy, J. D. and Palmquist, D. E. (1988). Stratification of seeds of western and Utah juniper. For. Sci. 34, 1059-1066.
Table 10.38 In: Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Juniperus occidentalis Hook. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 3 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.