eastern redcedar

(Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

eastern redcedar

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

Midwest

FACU - Facultative upland

Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

Nativity

Native

 
Occurrence

Common

 
Habitat

 

 
Flowering

 

     
Flower Color

 

     
Height

25 to 50

     

Identification

In poor soil conditions eastern redcedar is a low shrub; in better conditions, a tree up to 30' tall and 8" in diameter; rarely, a tree up to 62' in height and 20" in diameter.

 
Similar
Species

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28.

Record

The champion eastern redcedar in Minnesota is on private property in or near Winnebago, in Faribault County. In 1999 it was measured at 68 tall and 103 in circumference (33 in diameter).

 
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Taxonomy

Family:

Cupressaceae (cypress)

 
Synonyms

Juniperus virginiana ssp. crebra

Juniperus virginiana var. crebra

Sabina virginiana

 
Common
Names

cedar apple

cedar tree

eastern red cedar

eastern red-cedar

eastern redcedar

juniper

pencil cedar

red cedar

red cedar juniper

red juniper

savin

Virginia red cedar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Eastern Redcedar, Freeborn County, MN, late November 2016, displaying characteristic winter rust hues.

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Eastern Red Cedar in the woods, near MN/IA border, November 2016

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Uploaded on Jun 9, 2011

The Eastern Red Cedar, is a tree with a considerable history, that few know about. It's also a bit of a misnamed plant. The Eastern Red Cedar isn't even a cedar at. Instead, it's a juniper.

 
     
  Trees with Don Leopold - eastern redcedar
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SUNUP visits with researchers Don Turton and Rod Will, as they examine how Eastern Redcedar trees use water.

 
     

 

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Randy
late November 2016

Location: Freeborn County, MN

Eastern Redcedar… displaying characteristic winter rust hues.

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November 2016

Location: near IA/MN border

Eastern Red Cedar in the woods

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