Eastern Red Cedar
Another native species found
growing along roadsides throughout the Midwest and the East. An upright tree
with a single leader reaching 40-50' in height and 20-25 feet in width. The
species should not be grown as a landscape plant because of its disease
problems; selected cultivars are recommended. Valued for its fragrant heartwood
which is used for cedar chests, closets.
A slow growing, loosely pyramidal
form with dark green foliage. Plants reach 20-25' high with a 15' spread
resistant to bagworm but susceptible to rust. Habit becomes loose and spreading
with age; plants are very attractive and are ideal for accent or specimens.