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Juniperus virginiana 'Glauca'

Silver Eastern Redcedar

'Glauca' features silvery-blue needle like foliage and a tidy upright form that is perfect for a variety of landscape situations. It provides outstanding cover for a myriad of native songbirds while providing food in the form of copious small blue berries. Easy to grow and tolerant of poor soils.

Benefits

Foliage color and form are perfect for hedging
Provides year round cover and nesting for birds
Host plant for olive hairstreak butterfly
Thrives in poor soils and tolerates shade well
Profuse berries are a native songbird magnet
Easy to grow, adapts to most growing conditions

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easy to grow in full sun. Prefers moist soils, but has the best drought resistance of any conifer native to the eastern U. S. Tolerates a wide range of soils and growing conditions, from swamps to dry rocky areas. Plant in masses to assure good berry set.


Height
25-30 Feet

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Spread
10-12 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 2

Native Range

old fields, pastures, roadsides, balds, and margins of swamps from southern Quebec to southern Ontario, Minnesota and southern Iowa south to Texas and Florida.

Native Trivia

The Eastern red cedar is a valuable commercial tree. The heartwood is reddish-brown and aromatic and is commonly used for cedar chests and closets because it repels insects. The wood is also used for interior finish, fence posts, poles and pencils.


"This is such an outstanding food and cover source that over 80 species of my bird buddies use it."

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Conifers
Medium to Tall Shrubs
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Mammals
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Dry Shade
Songbird
Native Habitat
Coastal
Forest
Grassland
Foliage Color
Blue-green
Silver
Uses
Border
Drought tolerant
Erosion control
Evergreen
Ground cover
Hedge, screen
Mass plant
Rock garden
Wind tolerant
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin