Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana

Often seen colonizing abandoned farm fields just outside DC, the red cedar is an evergreen tree with beautiful reddish-brown bark and small cones that are eaten by birds and other wildlife. Red cedars are very low to no-maintenance and can thrive in urban soils.

Size and Light Requirements

Red cedars prefers full sun, and within about 40 years may attain a height of 30 feet.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can get up to $50 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Find Another Tree

All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.

Photo Credits

Joshua Mayer, 5u5, Dan Allison, Liné1, werner22brigitte, sandy richard