Plant Information

Plant Information

Eastern Redcedar*

Eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Planting Site:

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.

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Street: Appropriate for restricted size planting sites; recommended by the City of Chicago Urban Tree Planting List
Park/Residential: Appropriate for landscaped planting sites including public parks, residential property, golf courses, cemeteries, etc.
Legacy: For plantings with an expected life span of more than 60 years; retained 50 percent or more climate suitability in models for the decade 2080
N/R +35 yrs: Not recommended for plantings with an expected life span of more than 35 years