Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Image: Pinelands Nursery
Juniperus virginiana or the Easterm Red Cedar is an evergreen tree and native conifer that can grow up to 50' tall. Its bark is gray to reddish-brown. In the fall and winter, the green foliage turns into a purple hue, and female plants bear blue berries covered in cones. The berries are forage for migrating birds. Eastern Red Cedars tolerate wet sites, droughts, black walnut, and salt. The wood has long been values for its beautiful color and rot resistance.
The Eastern Red Cedar adapts to many conditions. It can be planted in dry, average or moist soils in partial shade (can be planted in full sun). Avoid planting near apple trees.
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