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Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

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Description

Type: Coniferous tree

Family: Cupressaceae

Height:30-65 feet

Spread: 8-25 feet

Native Range: Eastern North America

Ideal Site Requirements: Easily grown in average, well drained soils

Soil: Dry to moist

Water: Dry to medium

Sunlight needs:  full sun

Tolerates: drought, shallow rocky soil 

Landscape use: large screens

Brief Description

Wildlife Benefits: berry like cones are attractive to birds

Possible Problems:  No serious issues.

Stand out Features: Most drought tolerant conifer native to the eastern US.

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