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Eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)


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Type

conifer tree icon

Conifer

Status

species native to Canada

Native

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Juniperus virginiana

Common English name: Eastern redcedar

Other names: Eastern juniper, red juniper

French name: Genévrier de Virginie

Habitat

Exist on dry sandy soils and rocky ridges.

Other notes

Often found in pastures and abandoned fields.

Hardiness zone(s)

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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