Previous species
Previous Species

Next Species
Next Species

Home Page

Order CD-ROMs from the site

Tell a Friend

Gardening Books

Gardening Catalogs

 

Eastern Redcedar
Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana L.
Synonym:
Family: Cupressaceae
Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus  virginiana)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 66. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 2-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Eastern North America

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, up to 30 to 40 feet tall (9-12 m), 10 to 20 feet spread, for the type, many dwarf cultivars exist; green to gray-green, 2 mm long, scale like leaves;

Watering Needs: Little water when established.

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings for the cultivars


Host plant for cedar apple rust. A number of people are allergic to the pollen of the Redcedar.

@ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
Eastern Redcedars are dioecious, but can occasionally be monoecious. Male trees have yellow-brown, catkin like cones, occurring in large groups. Female trees have waxy, light blue-green, berry-like cones, 0.25 inch in diameter (6 mm). The female cones start light green in spring, turning dark blue and glaucous in late summer as they mature. Full maturity being reached in September to November.


Sponsors:

www.springhillnursery.com Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

We do get a small commission out of these sponsors that helps financing the website.  Let us know if you are satisfied or dissatisfied of their services, since obviously we are trying to advertise only for reputable garden supply companies.  They might be helpful to get plants not generally available at the local garden center, getting a new and unusual gardening tool or get a discount Better Homes and Gardens magazine subscription.

 

Desert Tropicals Home Page | List of All the Plants | More in the Cupressaceae family | Tell your friends about this page

Desert-Tropicals is dedicated to provide gardening advice, gardening ideas, and information about flower of all kind for landscape and collections. We try to check carefully the identification of the plants on the illustrations as well as the other information from the page, but occasionally errors do occur. if you notice anything that needs to be changed please contact us. Thanks.

1998-2005 Philippe Faucon, All Rights Reserved.