Juniper- Eastern Red Cedar
The Eastern Red Cedar is an iron man when it comes to trees. If you have a tough spot to fill, this is your tree. This cedar will grow just about anywhere, even in those bottom land and low lying areas of your property. Its dense, blue-green and somewhat prickly foliage is a natural harbor for many types of birds and is deer proof. The Eastern Red Cedar turns a purplish color in autumn and its berries stay on as a food source for many different birds and small mammals.
Our plants come with extra large and fibrous root systems, ready to plant and flourish!
Key Plant Details
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Clay, Sandy, Loamy
Part Shade, Part Sun, Sun
Average, Dry, Wet
15-20 foot spread, 40-50 feet in height
Annual Growth Rate:
Shop By Use:
Deer Resistant, Juglone Tolerant, Privacy Screen
Care Tips - Growing:
Eastern Red Cedar tendency to brown in winter – do not be concerned. Intolerant of full shade or soil that is constantly wet. Host to Cedar Apple Rust. When using in any landscape, avoid planting near crabapple and apple trees as this creates nearby available hosts. Beneficial to provide at least a hundred yards of clearance if there is an apple orchard or crabapple in the vicinity. Eastern Red Cedar can experience dieback if ice develops and persists on the branches.
Care Tips - Pruning:
Pruning isn't necessary
Care Tips - Soil:
Moist, dry, average, as well as rocky, well-drained soil
Care Tips - Uses:
Windbreak, Screen, Roadside planting
This plant will grow in these zones