Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar)
Habit: Small to medium evergreen tree ranging from 30-50 feet in height. Shrubby and round in youth, as Eastern Red Cedar ages it begins to lose its lower branches and become more tree-like. Old specimens can be spectacular. Plant in groves or in mass to achieve maximum effect.
Color: Female trees will bear beautiful blue juniper berries in late summer. They typically stay on the tree throughout the entire winter. Eastern Red Cedar has wonderful evergreen foliage.
Culture: Very tolerant of poor soil and growing conditions. By nature, it is a pioneer species that is one of the first trees to grow in abandoned fields or after a forest fire. Prefers full sun.