Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana



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 Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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