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Tree of the Week - April 25, 2005

Eastern Red CedarEastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana--Eastern Red Cedar 

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 
Height: 45 ft
Spread: 15 ft
Form: pyramidal 
Type: narrow-leaved evergreen tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 

Comments: Red Cedar is best when given a sunny location. The plant's deep green foliage develops a lovely russet tint in winter and is sometimes used in windbreaks or screens. The fruit is a blue berry and is ornamental when produced in quantity. This adaptable plant can be grown in a variety of adverse conditions. 

The berry-like fruit of Eastern Red Cedar

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