Plant Care Eastern Juniper

Eastern Juniper

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Eastern Juniper has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Eastern Juniper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Eastern Juniper

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 Eastern Juniper


How often to water your Eastern Juniper

Water needs for Eastern Juniper
0.5 cups
every 9

Eastern Juniper 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 Eastern Juniper

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Eastern Juniper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Eastern Juniper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Eastern Juniper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Eastern Juniper

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Eastern Juniper: 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 Eastern Juniper after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Eastern Juniper

Eastern Juniper

Eastern Juniper

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

Eastern Juniper has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Eastern Juniper has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Eastern Juniper has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@JferLuvsConifers avatar
leaf-1 82 Plants
xp 11,937 XP
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
@Paper_plate11 avatar
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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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 77 XP
globe Coppell, TX


Fast grower Fast grower

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