Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Eastern Red Cedar
- Other common names include Red Cedar, Virginian Juniper, Eastern Juniper, Red Juniper, Pencil Cedar, Aromatic Cedar
- Can grow to be a medium to large coniferous evergreen tree
- An aromatic tree (once used to flavor gin)
- Versatile tree used as a windbreak, hedges, screens, and as a specimen
- Slow growth rate
Eastern Red Cedar is valued for its thick deep green foliage that makes them an ideal choice for use as a privacy screen and shelter for small wildlife. Bird lovers will want to have their camera and binoculars out, because, in the winter, small blue berries appear, attracting birds in droves. A North American native, its botanical name is Juniperus virginiana, and this medium to large coniferous evergreen can grow almost anywhere, so we like to use them as windbreaks or line them up in rows to block unwanted views. We also like to use Red Cedar Juniper to create a private backyard retreat or to reduce the noise of a busy street!
This Eastern Red Cedar tree has a beautiful pyramidal form and loves to grow in an open space with plenty of full sun exposure. They can tolerate the heat, wind, and salt, and their ability to withstand a variety of extreme weather conditions make them an ideal tree for our area. Once established, this Juniperus tree will require little to moderate water use.
These trees have a slow growth rate, so if you want a bigger tree that can give your landscape a natural maturity, buy as big as you can. Moon Valley Nurseries has Eastern Red Cedar for sale, grown and nurtured on our farms for over 20 years! We have specimen trees available as well as young starter trees too! We are the growers so that we can assure their quality, so visit us today, and we will help you handpick the perfect tree for the perfect spot in your yard!