Eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Eastern redcedar is a fast-growing native evergreen tree suitable for a variety of uses in the landscape. Though not a true cedar, its aromatic wood is commonly used for cedar chests. Eastern redcedar develops a dense pyramidal crown of scale-like leaves and, planted in a sunny site, is a low-maintenance tree. The species can grow to 40 to 50 feet in height and has a pyramidal habit.
Illinois native species.