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Red Cedar (Juniperus Virginiana)

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Latin: Juniperus virginiana

Other common names: eastern redcedar, red juniper, savin, aromatic cedar, pencil cedar

Mature Height: 50 ft.

Soil: Red cedar are tolerant of a wide variety of soils.

Notes: Considered a very fast grower in central to southern US states but can be a slow grower in colder climates or poor soils. Red cedar trees have a very wide native range from the deep south to well into Canada. Scale-like foliage on transplants and mature trees is prickly to the touch.  The timber has a pleasent smell and is prized for it's resistance to rot. Transplant 5-8 feet apart to create a dense visual block.  Conical in shape.  At 50 feet in height red cedar width will range from 10 to 20 feet. Hardy to zones 2-9

Wildlife: Seed is eaten by turkey, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, pheasant, and many more birds.

Cold Stream Farm supplies eastern red cedar trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.

Additional information on Juniperus virginiana can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS plants database.