Eastern Redcedar has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. It produces silvery blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.
Eastern Redcedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. 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 tree, 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.