Eastern Red Cedar

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Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana
Red Cedar, Red Juniper, Virginia Juniper
30

50
10

20
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun. Evergreen. Eastern Red Cedar is the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern half of the U.S., growing naturally on roadsides, ranches, farms and fields as well as formal landscapes. In the San Antonio area, as soil alkalinity increases, red cedar is replaced by Ashe Juniper, the “mountain cedar” more tolerant of the thin soils in the Texas Hill Country. At first appearance the two species may seem similar, but red cedar more commonly appears as a single-trunked and taller specimen. There are a variety of commercial cultivars available, but due to the stigma of the name “cedar” in the San Antonio area, Eastern Red Cedar is not a common sight in local nurseries or landscapes (even in deeper soils where it might be expected to perform well.)

Maintenance

None required.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
30-50 H, 10-20 W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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