Eastern Red Cedar - Juniperus virginiana
Eastern Red cedar is similar in appearance to Rocky Mountain Juniper but has a reddish winter color. It is a very hardy tree and is considered by many resource professionals to be the most important conifer for wildlife plantings in the Northern Plains.
Eastern Red Cedar growing in a nursery bed.
This species should be selected for plantings in the eastern Dakotas and Minnesota because of its faster growth rate. Mature height will be about 25 feet. Eastern Red Cedar is available as bare root or container grown stock and sold in lots of fifty (50).