Eastern Redcedar
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Eastern Redcedar Juniperus virginiana

  • Eastern Redcedar - Juniperus virginiana
  • Eastern Redcedar - Juniperus virginiana
  • Eastern Redcedar - Juniperus virginiana
  • Eastern Redcedar - Juniperus virginiana

Average Shipping Height: 1' - 1'6"
Item #2590
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  • Potted
    1 gallon container
    Member Price $32.99
    Reg. Price $55.50
  • Bare Root
    1' - 1'6"
    Member Price $7.99
    Reg. Price $10.99
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The Eastern Redcedar grows in zones 2-9.
The eastern redcedar tree is a common sight throughout most of the plains states and eastern United States on road cuts, in fence rows, and scattered across abandoned fields — especially where limestone soils are present. Thanks to its tolerance of heat, salt, a wide range of soils and other adverse conditions, this evergreen can be put to good use on the farm in windbreaks and in city landscapes for hedges, screens, clumps, or even as specimen trees.

  • Develops deep roots
  • Works well for windbreaks and screens
  • Attracts birds with its berries
  • Tolerates heat, wind, and salt
  • Will be delivered at a height of 6"–1' for bare-root or 1-gallon pot

Your Tree’s Personality

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Growth Rate




Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

Eastern redcedar twigs and foliage are eaten by browsers while the fruit is eaten most extensively by cedar waxwings. Evergreen foliage provides nesting and roosting cover for sparrows, robins, mockingbirds, juncos and warblers.


The eastern redcedar is an ancient tree, dating to aboriginal America, where fossil evidence indicates it covered large portions of the continent. Early explorers took note of the tree. Arthur Barlowe and Phillip Amadus were quoted as saying the trees were "the tallest and reddest cedars in the world" when they arrived at Roanoke Island in 1564. Colonial craftsmen lost no time in using the wood from the eastern redcedar for furniture and fences, as it had superior weathering capability and was easy to work with. The wood was a staple of the pencil industry for over a century until supplies became exhausted and the industry switched to more plentiful western cedars.

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