Eastern Red Cedar 'Greenbelt'
Eastern Red Cedar 'Greenbelt'Scientific Name: Juniperus virginiana 'Greenbelt'
SIZE & GROWTH RATEAverage Growth Rate is 2 Feet Per Year
Mature Size 25' Tall x 20' Wide
LIGHT NEEDSFull Sun or Partial Shade
DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREENEvergreen
ACORNS?No it doesn't have acorns
COLORRich green foliage year round.
In the fall and winter they produce dark blue-green berries.
SPECIAL FEATURESDrought Tolerant
Native to Texas
Recommended for Privacy Screening
Adaptable to a Wide Range of Soil Types
No Pollen Production
Eastern Red Cedar are native throughout Texas and are extremely drought tolerant, disease resistant and able to handle a wide variety of soil conditions. Cedars are most commonly installed along fence lines as privacy screens. The most common critique about Cedars is that they tend to have a lot of genetic diversity and there are variances in their shape, color, growth rate and size at maturity. So, when there are multiple Eastern Red Cedars planted in a row it can look very inconsistent for tree to tree. With the introduction of the ‘Greenbelt’ Eastern Red Cedar we no longer have this issue because this cultivar has been developed from the same cuttings and therefore all Greenbelts are genetically identical. When looking at a row Greenbelt Eastern Red Cedars we see their wide, dense and beautiful pyramidal canopies. Another plus to the Greenbelt is that they are female and they produce attractive dark blue-green berries; so, we don’t have to be worried about the pollen that is produced by the male trees, which some people are allergic to. Greenbelts have naturally dense canopies with dark green foliage that have a very smooth feel which differs from an Eastern Red Cedar’s needle like foliage. Greenbelts also have reddish-brown exfoliating bark that peels of in long vertical strips.
Common Names: Virginia Juniper, Red Juniper, Pencil Cedar, Carolina Cedar