Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Red Cedar)
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.
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.
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.