A rugged, upright growing evergreen tree; typically has dusty or gray-green needles which turn brownish in winter; adaptable especially to dry soils, but needs full sun; many fine cultivars available in all sizes imaginable.Ornamental Features:
Eastern Redcedar is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter.
Eastern Redcedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. Native to New England.
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