Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar) is a coniferous evergreen tree with a thick, sluggish growth rate. The oldest tree found was 940 years old and came from West Virginia. The reddish-brown bark is fibrous and peels away in thin pieces. The leaves are divided into two types: sharp, spreading needle-like juvenile leaves and firmly adpressed scale-like adult leaves, which are grouped in opposing decussate pairs or whorls of three on occasion. Juvenile leaves can be seen on immature plants up to three years old, as well as on older trees as dispersed shoots, generally in the shadow.
* Often a rather dense cone, especially when young, red or gray bark, dark green foliage, doesn't mind harsh conditions, insists on full sun, shaded branches tend to die back, source of fragrant cedar wood, native to North America east of the Rockies.
Botanical Name : Juniperus virginiana
Common Name : Eastern Red Cedar
Height : 40 – 50 ft
Spread : 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30 days warm stratification followed by 90-120 days cold stratification
Hardiness zone : 3-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 2625