Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana

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Description:

Large tree that can grow over 60 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Grows well in full sun and moist soils but is drought tolerant. This is a dioecious species, meaning it has separate male and female trees.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Virginia Juniper, Red Juniper
Plant Family:Cupressaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Trees
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Fruit Timing:Pollen shed mid March to April; cones mature September to October and persist
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Slightly Alkaline, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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