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Eastern Redcedar
Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana L.
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.


Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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.

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