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    Also known as red cedar, eastern redcedar, eastern juniper, red juniper, pencil cedar, aromatic cedar, silver cedar, burk eastern red cedar, and southern redcedar. Perennial in USDA zones 3-9.

    Habit/Size up to 65 feet tall
    Germination Stratify (warm) 30 days, then stratify (cold) for 90-120 days. Scarification aids in germination.
    Requirements Tolerant of most soil types and pH levels and can grow in highly alkaline soils. Requires full sun. Medium water needs.
    Zones USDA zones 3-9
    Life Cycle evergreen tree
    Uses edible (fruit)*, medicinal*, utility (dye, essential oils, insecticide, repellant, soap, wood)
    Notes All parts of Juniperus virginiana may be toxic, and should always be avoided by pregnant woman.
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Saving Seeds/Propagation Juniperus virginiana is dioecious (each flower is either male or female, but only one sex exists per plant). It is not self-fertile so both male and female plants must be grown together for harvesting seeds.
    Seed Storage Store seeds cold and dry (34-41 degrees F).

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