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All About the Eastern Red Cedar

By wildflowers
November 23, 2011

If I were asked what I love most about this tree, I probably couldn't give just one attribute, but the first thing that comes to mind is how much I enjoy the pleasant fragrance the tree emits, and how its handsome stature makes a perfect Christmas tree. But then maybe it's because it's so beneficial to songbirds and other wildlife, protecting and feeding so many over winter. Or maybe it's how much history the tree has, or how it provides medicine for many.

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tamirobert
Nov 17, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Can this tree be used as a bonsai? If its already rooted and about 9" tall
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Sharon
Nov 17, 2015 6:34 PM CST
Welcome to ATP Tamirobert.

I would say the red cedar would make a wonderful bonsai! It would be beautiful and could be easily shaped into curves and unusual angles as well. I hope you try it and if you do, share pictures with us. The size you have sounds like a perfect starting size.

You've inspired me to try one for myself, I think, and I just happen to have two beautiful eastern red cedars growing in my yard!
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 17, 2015 7:59 PM CST
Eastern Red Cedar is not actually a cedar, it is a Juniper - Juniperus virginiana:
Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Here is some more info. on Juniper as bonsai.
http://www.bonsaiempire.com/tree-species/juniper
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 17, 2015 8:05 PM CST
True, Ann, just as @wildflowers explained in this article. Smiling
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 17, 2015 8:34 PM CST
OOPS! *Blush*
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 17, 2015 9:06 PM CST
Not a problem, I just wanted to be sure Wildflowers knows how much we appreciate her article. I love your link about the bonsai! Thank you.
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wildflowers
Nov 18, 2015 8:55 AM CST
Hi all, and thank you all. Smiling

Tamirobert, Welcome! and thank you for the question. I'm with Sharon, you've inspired me to try a cedar bonsai.

Sharon, thank you for thinking of my article, from what seems like a long time ago now.

Ann, thank you for the helpful link.
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