Juniper (Juniperus)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Showy
Other: Mostly Blue in most species, Reddish-brown or orange in other species, often aromatic.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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All About the Eastern Red CedarAll About the Eastern Red Cedar
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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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2007-12-07
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Location: La FoceDate: 2014-11-20Photo courtesy of: Alex E. Proimos
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Location: western IllinoisDate: 7-5-11
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Location: Southeastern IowaDate: 7-5-11
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Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
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Location: Tuscan HomesteadDate: 2014-11-21Photo courtesy of: Alex E. Proimos
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Location: western IllinoisDate: 7-5-11
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