Juniperus virginiana 'Brodie' - Brodie Eastern Red Cedar
DESCRIPTIONBrodie Eastern Red Cedar
Juniperus virginiana 'Brodie'
Tall, dense, and pyramidal, this selection is easy to grow and deer-resistant. 'Brodie' features deep green foliage that bronzes some in winter and small, grayish-colored berries that native songbirds love. Outstanding cover and nesting for many native songbirds and perfect for screening.
- Thrives in dry soils, easy to grow
- Perfect for hedging, deer resistant
- Host plant for the olive hairstreak butterfly
- Cedar waxwings depend on this plant for food
- Many native songbirds depend on this plant for food and cover
Old fields, pastures, roadsides, balds, and margins of swamps from Maine south to Florida and west to the Dakotas and Texas.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
This form of Eastern Red Cedar is prized for its reddish-brown and aromatic heartwood that is commonly used for cedar chests and closets because it repels insects. The wood is also used for interior finish, fence posts, poles, and pencils.
Grows best in dry, average, and moist soil in full or part sun.