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Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)      
Family: Cupressaceae        
                       
  Eastern Red Cedar

 

Location: Found in regions ranging from dry uplands to flood plains and swamps


Characteristics:

  • Evergreen tree
  • Height: 12-18 m (40-60 in)

Uses:

 

 
 

 

Leaves:

  • Opposite
  • Scalelike
  • Dark green, with gland dots

 

 

           
    Eastern Red Cedar Leaves    
         

 

Bark:

  • Reddish-brown
  • Thin, shreddy

 

 
  Eastern Red Cedar Bark  
 

 

 

Cones:

  • Berrylike and dark blue
  • Soft, juicy, sweetish and resinous
  • 1 or 2 seeds
           
    Eastern Red Cedar Berries  
 
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