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Juniperus virginiana

Eastern red cedar

Juniperus virginiana is a native evergreen tree found across the southeast. It grows in full sun or part shade, and in soils that are moist to dry. It is drought tolerant. This is one of our few native evergreen trees that is not a pine tree- and it is identifiable by its leaves that are appressed scales (rather than the needles of pine trees). It produces small blue cones in the fall/winter that provide food for songbirds and small mammals (these cones look like small berries). This common evergreen retains its lower branches when mature, and lots of wildlife use it for cover. Juniperus virginiana works great when planted for screening or restoration projects.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Over 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACU) Facultative upland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Evergreen
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Hedge / Screen
  • Stream Restoration
  • Street Tree