Juniperus virginiana - Eastern Red Cedar - Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc.

Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana

Also called Eastern Juniper/Pencil Cedar

  • Broadly columnar growth habit
  • Upright growing foliage is green during the summer
  • Winter foliage turns a bronze colour
  • Use in groups for screening or naturalizing
  • Dioecious


5-7 m

2-3 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

An upright cultivar of juniper; a good alternative for hedging where cedars are typically used.

Additional Notes about Eastern Red Cedar:

Native to Ontario. Eastern red cedars are found in southern and eastern parts of Ontario and southern Quebec. Its range extends down to the Gulf of Mexico and east of the Great Plains in the United States. Even though its common name is Eastern red cedar, it is a juniper, not a true cedar.

Juniper virginiana exhibits foliage that can be open-scale or closed-scale, in colours ranging from silver-gray-green to blue-green to light or dark green. All of these colours change toward bronze for winter.