Eastern Red Cedar 22

Scientific Name

Juniperus virginiana
Fagaceae

Characteristics

The Eastern Red Cedar is a dense, slow-growing coniferous evergreen tree that can grow up to 66 feet tall. The Eastern Red Cedar tree is a common sight throughout the eastern United States on road cuts, in fence rows and scattered across abandoned fields. It is an aromatic tree, with reddish wood giving off the scent of cedar chests and crushed fruit providing a whiff of the gin they once flavored. It can be put to good use on the farm in windbreaks and in city landscapes for hedges, screens, clumps or even as specimen trees.