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Juniperus virginiana

Also called Eastern Juniper/Pencil Cedar


Juniperus virginiana - Eastern Red Cedar - Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.

More About Juniperus virginiana

  • Tall, columnar growth habit
  • Upright growing foliage is green during the summer
  • Winter foliage turns a bronze colour
  • Use in groups for screening or in confined areas of the landscape

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and parts of North America. Eastern red cedars are found in southern and eastern parts of Ontario and southern Quebec. Its range extends down to the Gulf of Mexico and east of the Great Plains in the United States. Even though its common name is Eastern red cedar, it is a juniper, not a true cedar.

Zone:

2

Height:

5-7 m

Spread:

2-3 m
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Eastern Red Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

An upright cultivar of juniper; a good alternative for hedging where cedars are typically used.


Juniperus virginiana Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Fast
Fast
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Columnar
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Bronze
Green

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Juniperus virginiana