Juniperus virginiana

Growing Information

Plant Type: Tree
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Dry, average
Bloom Time: Non Flowering
Size: 15-30 feet in height; 3-10 foot spread

Long-lived Eastern Red Cedar can be used for screening with its conical or columnar dense habit. It has peeling red bark, fragrant foliage, and blue fruit on the female plants. Tolerates drought, salt spray, deer, erosion, heat, and cold.

Garden Companions

Inkberry (Ilex glabra), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), White Oak (Quercus alba)

Nature Benefits

• Berries eaten by mammals and many songbirds such as Cedar Waxwing and Bluebirds.
• Favorite nesting site for some birds.
• Dense protective shelter valuable for birds in winter.

Native Habitat

Occurs in woodland edges, meadows, pastures, coastal lowlands.

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