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Common Name: Eastern Red Cedar
Dense evergreen provides year round cover and nesting sites for many birds
80 species of birds feed on the fruit
Host plant for olive hairstreak butterfly
Fragrant foliage and wood
Adapts to almost any growing condition and makes a good windbreak
This evergreen conifer is the best bird attracting tree in Eastern North America. Its 25' pyramidal form provides dense cover year round, and its shredding bark is used by many birds for nest construction. Female trees produce round, gray or bluish berry-like cones which 80 species of birds adore. Cedar waxwings earned their common name because of their reliance on the fruit.
Height: 25-30 Feet
Spread: 10-12 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9