Eastern Red Cedar - Juniperus virginiana

Native to USA

State distribution (USDA): AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV 

Medium-sized evergreen tree, ranging from 30 to 60 feet tall, with an 8 to 25-foot spread at maturity. The scale-like needles of the Eastern Red Cedar provide a great deal of shelter space for birds in winter and a great deal of nesting space for birds in spring. Like Common Juniper however, its greatest asset for wild birds are the waxy, berry-like cones the female produces. The Cedar Waxwing is even partially named after the tree due to it affinity for Eastern Red Cedar cones.  

Birds Most Commonly Associated with Eastern Red Cedar

American Robin     Brown Thrasher     Cedar Waxwing     Crossbill     Eastern Bluebird     Evening Grosbeak     Gray Catbird    Northern Cardinal    Northern Mockingbird     Purple Finch     Wild Turkey    Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker    Yellow-Rumped Warbler