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Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana

Trail Number:
C33

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Description

Family:
Cupressaceae

Foliage:
Closely over lapping four-sided branchlets. New foliage is pointed and prickly

Native Locale:
East and central North America, east of the Rocky Mountains

Mature Height:
40 to 50 feet

Mature Width:
8 to 20 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 3b to 9

Soil Preference:
Tolerant of adverse conditions; Prefers deep moist loam on well- drained subsoil

Growth Habit:
Densely pyramidal when young and slightly pendulous in old age; variable in the wild from almost columnar to broadly pyramidal

Rate of Growth:
Medium

Disease and Insect:
Cedar apple rust and bagworms

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Wood: Wood is a rich red color and bark is reddish-brown and shredding. Wood is used to make cedar chests, walls and closets
  • Native. Closely over lapping four-sided branchlets. New foliage is pointed and prickly. Wood is a rich red color and bark is reddish-brown and shredding. Wood is used to make cedar chests, walls and closets. Height to 50 feet. It is pyramid shaped and does best in limestone regions.

Photos

Fruit - Eastern Red CedarLeaf - Eastern Red CedarSummer - Eastern Red CedarSummer '08 - Eastern Red CedarSummer '08 Leaf - Eastern Red Cedar