Ashe Juniper - Juniperus ashei
Native to the south-central United States and most common across Oklahoma and central Texas, this juniper is mostly found on limestone soils at low elevations. It may reach 40 feet in height and is slow-growing. The crown is rounded or flattened, often irregular, and the trunk is short with low spreading branches. The bark is thin and shredding, and the tiny leaves are scale-like and overlapping. Male and female cones are borne on separate trees. The fruits are berry-like, broad near the base, and sweet. Individual trees are as old as 350 years have been observed.