Young Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar) grown in 3-gallon pots.
Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar) with magnolia in the early fall.

Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar) Unity Grown

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Juniperus virginiana, commonly referred to as eastern red cedar (occasionally spelled redcedar), is an evergreen, aromatic tree native to large swathes of the United States. Typically pyramidal in structure, though not necessarily pyramidal at maturity, eastern redcedar usually grows to about 30-40' tall with a width of 10-20', though individual trees may reach heights of up to 90'. Eastern redcedar produces fragrant, scale-like foliage in shades of blue-gray and bright green; as a dioecious plant, male redcedars will produce pollen cones through the spring and summer, while female plants produce berry-like structures in the late summer and fall.

Tolerant of a wide variety of soil types and moisture levels, Juniperus virginiana is highly resistant to drought, though it doesn't tolerate poorly drained soils very well. Trees should not be planted alongside apple, hawthorn, or quince trees, as eastern redcedar may develop unsightly cedar apple rust galls that negatively affect both trees.

Native to Eastern Shore, Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Straight Species
Mature Tree Height: Large: over 30 feet
Evergreen
Sun (6+ hours)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry and Well-drained
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance and Poor
Bloom Time:
Flower Color:
Foliage Color: Silver/Green-silver/Green-gray, Green, and Blue-Gray
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Pollinators, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Berries, Fall Color, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, and Black Walnut Tolerant
Garden Type: Woodland Garden, Pollinator Garden, Meadow, and Specimen Tree

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"We launched Marylanders Plant Trees in 2009 to encourage citizens and organizations to partner with the State to plant new trees. Today, citizens can still take advantage of our coupon program to receive $25 off the purchase of a native tree at 86 participating nurseries across the State. The State cost of $20 per coupon is funded through a settlement from a major power generator for Clean Air Act violations, in partnership with the Office of the Attorney General, and Maryland’s participating tree vendors are generously absorbing the remaining $5.

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