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Emerald Feather™ Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana 'J. N. Select Green'

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Emerald Feather™ Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana 'J. N. Select Green') at Gertens

Emerald Feather™ Eastern Red Cedar

Emerald Feather™ Eastern Red Cedar

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Juniper

Brand:  Greenleaf Nursery


A fine, fast growing juniper with interesting bright green foliage and a dense, columnar habit of growth; the unusual awl-shaped needles give the plant a rich texture; a beautiful selection for screening that is deer resistant; exceptionally hardy

Ornamental Features

Emerald Feather™ Eastern Red Cedar is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive green evergreen foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter. It produces steel blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Feather™ Eastern Red Cedar is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Feather™ Eastern Red Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Emerald Feather™ Eastern Red Cedar will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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