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Juniperus virginiana/Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana / Juniperus virginiana
Trunks of an old eastern redcedar
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Trunks of an old eastern redcedar

Indigenous plantings along interstate highway 20 in Alabama where soils are alkaline

Native stand of eastern redcedar


Twenty foot tree is street planting

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Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana
Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants that Attract Birds
Comments: Grows well in harsh environments in full sunlight and on poor, thin soil with limestone outcrops. It furnishes food and shelter for wildlife. Tolerates hot, dry sites where salts may be a problem for other species.