SelecTree: Tree Detail

EASTERN RED CEDAR
Juniperus virginiana

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Photo Locations: The Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Conical shaped tree with dark green foliage.

Has fragrant Fruit and Leaf.

Native to Eastern North America.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Cupressaceae

Additional Common Names

EASTERN RED CEDAR, EASTERN CEDAR, RED CEDAR

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Scalelike, Dark Green, Red, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Purple or Mostly Blue Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter Wildlife use it.

Bark Light Gray or Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 2 -9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers and Spider Mites, Oak Root Rot, Root Rot and Rust.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy and Irritant Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Juniperus virginiana Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/juniperus-virginiana >

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