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Eastern Red Cedar
Juniperus virginiana
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9 
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Mature Height: 40-50 Feet
Features: Evergreen needles turning purplish in winter; bluish gray fruit.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soil; tolerates drought, alkaline pH and salt.
Mature Form: Upright and narrow to pyramidal
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Use for: Wind Break.Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Foliage Color: Green
Additional Notes: Eastern red cedar is a juniper, not a true cedar; this species is an alternate host for cedar apple rust which can be very damaging to apples, crabapples and hawthorns.

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