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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this Juniperus pfitzeriana by Southamerica Mar 14, 2019 10:42 PM 2
Tree identification by Stephsol Feb 11, 2019 4:10 PM 1
ID, Please? by smeenza Dec 8, 2018 8:17 AM 1
Essential oils from "Juniper berries" and "Zdravetz - yield? by MayaS Oct 19, 2018 1:36 AM 0
Name That Plant Request by EnglishAmerican1 Aug 6, 2018 10:53 PM 5
Juniperus Conferta needles turn brown by blueConferta Jul 25, 2018 1:15 PM 2
Bagworms WANTED: yes you read it right! by GregC Nov 28, 2018 12:58 PM 17
Bug spoiled a whole plant, spreading to others, flying on house wall by ramyagaddam Jun 21, 2018 9:00 AM 8
Hillside is an eyesore by Natebonz Apr 22, 2018 5:06 AM 6
Juniperus conferta Golden Pacific by quercusnut Apr 20, 2018 11:44 PM 4

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