Red Cedar


  • Native to Michigan
  • Good for wildlife cover and food
  • Good for windbreaks
  • Good for reforestation
  • Self Pruning
  • Deer tolerant
  • Currently favored for plantation lumber
  • Seedling height: 6″-14″

Height: 70ft-80ft
Spread: 15ft-30ft
Water Needs: Dry to Medium
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam
Growth Rate: Fast

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Red Cedar
Description Red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), also known as red juniper and eastern redcedar, is a small-to-medium sized evergreen tree. This hardy tree is resistant to deer, drought, heat, and cold. Red cedar has tight needles. It makes excellent wildlife cover for colder winter months and as windbreaks. The tree provides food for many birds, especially the cedar wax-wing.
Height 30 – 50 ft.
Spread 10 – 20 ft.
Growth rate Moderate to fast
Sun Full to shade
Water use Low
Soil Sandy, loam, clay
Bloom time March – May
Fruit type Pale blue fruit
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, deer resistant, windbreak
Climate Change Hardiness Medium adaptability (US Forest Service)

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