An upright evergreen with scale-like leaves that have a distinct fragrance when crushed or brushed. Plants are usually densely pyramidal when young. Small berrylike cones form in late summer and persist through winter. These blue fruits are about 1/8 in. across and very attractive. Birds, especially waxwings, love the fruit.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
Eastern Red Cedar
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
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