Juniperus virginiana

Eastern Redcedar

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium.
Mature Height - 40-50'
Mature Width - 8-20'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Usually dioecious, may have monoecious flowers on occasion; staminate yellow, pistillate green; interesting in late winter, February into March, when the staminate yellow-brown cones are swelling and starting to release pollen.
Fruit - Cones globular or ovoid, up to 0.25" across, brownish violet, glaucous bloomy, ripening in the first season; seeds 1 to 2, ovoid, small, apex blunt-angular, deeply pitted, shining brown.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Medium green, sage-green to blue-green in summer often becoming bronze to yellow-brown in winter, variable from tree to tree.
Bark - A handsome grayish to reddish brown, exfoliating in long strips.
Other Features - An excellent specimen, grouping, and screening plant if used with care as to color combinations; useful for windbreaks, shelter belts, hedges, and topiary work; the cultivars are the truly ornamental plants of this species
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Tolerant of adverse conditions, poor gravelly soils; acid and high pH soils; prefers a sunny, airy location, and a deep moist loam on well-drained subsoil; observations indicate this species thrives in limestone based soils. Zone 3b to 9.
Native Habitat - East and central North America, east of the Rocky Mountains. Introduced before 1664.
Diseases and Insects - Cedar apple rust and bagworms.
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