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Eastern Red Cedar

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Juniperus virginiana

Flower Description:

Fragrant, scale-like foliage can be coarse or fine-cut, and varies in color from gray-green to blue-green to light or dark-green. All colors tend to brown in winter.

Season BloomMarch - May
HabitatThese cold-hardy, adaptable evergreen trees serve many purposes in the landscape, especially in sites that are dry, alkaline or windy. Because they are quite salt-tolerant, they can be used near roads, driveways and sidewalks.
Leaf DescriptionPale blue fruits occur on female plants. Aromatic tree with trunk often angled and buttressed at base and harrow, compact, columnar crown.
Soil Type Dry
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade, Sun
LocationRain Garden, Woodland