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Eastern Red Cedar
Juniperus virginiana

Evergreen, tolerates hot and dry sites.

USDA symbol: JUVI

General Information

Plant TypeTree
Height10 to 30 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureDry, Medium
Bloom ColorGreen, Yellow
Eastern Red Cedar (Eastern Red Cedar<div><em class="small">Juniperus virginiana</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)

Tolerances

Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceLow
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Medium

Bloom MonthsApril to May
Larval Host ofButterflies, Moths
Specific Pollinators HostedArgyresthia freyella, Callophrys gryneus, Glyphidocera juniperella

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control, Upland Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism1
Herbivore SensitivityLow
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationDeep
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent

Range

CountyAitkin, Anoka, Becker, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui, Le Sueur, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Pope, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands