Eastern Red Cedar
Evergreen branches provide year-round shelter for birds.
- 10-15 metres tall
- Full sun
- Sand, loam or clay soils
Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar
Latin Name: Juniperus virginiana
Type: Medium tree
Exposure: Full sun
Soil: Sand, loam, clay
Moisture: Dry to slightly moist
Tolerances: Drought, salt, juglones
Description: Good windbreak and screening provides privacy around homes and protection for birds like owls and sparrows year-round. Bluish-grey berries provide food for birds like Cedar Waxwings.
Planting Notes: Do not plant near apple, crabapple, hawthorn, serviceberry, or roses due to cedar-rust diseases.
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