Plant Care Aromatic Cedar

Aromatic Cedar

3.1 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Aromatic Cedar has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
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About Aromatic Cedar

Eastern Redcedar is an evergreen tree that may grow 30 to 40 feet tall. It has scale-like, closely oppressed, glandular leaves and small, light blue-green clusters of flowers. The heartwood is light brown and aromatic, contrasted by the white sapwood and is commonly used for cedar chests. The wood is also used to make fence posts and rails.


Juniperus virginiana

Also known as

American Juniper, American Juniper, Coast juniper, Eastern juniper, Southern redcedar, Eastern red-cedar, Red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginian juniper, Red juniper, Pencil cedar, Aromatic cedar and Eastern Red Cedar

How to care for Aromatic Cedar


How often to water your Aromatic Cedar

Water needs for Aromatic Cedar
0.5 cups
every 9

Aromatic Cedar needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aromatic Cedar

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for American Juniper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aromatic Cedar: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aromatic Cedar love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Aromatic Cedar does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aromatic Cedar in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Aromatic Cedar

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aromatic Cedar: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aromatic Cedar after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Aromatic Cedar is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Aromatic Cedar

Aromatic Cedar

Aromatic Cedar

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Aromatic Cedar has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Aromatic Cedar has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Aromatic Cedar has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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leaf-1 69 Plants
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globe Greensboro, NC

I just got this guy so I’m not quite sure what I’m doing yet.

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 77 XP

A bit hard to maintain but maybe I just don’t know what I’m doing🤷🏽‍♀️

Browns easily Browns easily
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xp 77 XP
globe Coppell, TX


Fast grower Fast grower

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