Eastern Red Cedar

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This tree is native to Eastern North America. In Missouri it grows in a variety of habitats across the state, and is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. A cold-hardy, adaptable evergreen tree, it boasts the best drought resistance of any cedar. The bark is reddish-brown, fibrous, and peels off in narrow strips. The heartwood is aromatic, and is often used in the making of cedar chests.

Name Eastern Red Cedar
Latin Name Juniperus virginiana
Type Native
Diameter 4 caliper
Color of Leaf Silvery blue, in winter can turn bronzy-green
Shape of Leaf Prickly needles
Color of Flower Inconspicuous
Shape of Flower Inconspicuous
Fruit Characteristics Berry like cones
Bark Characteristics Exfoliating red brown bark
Foliage Type Evergreen

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