Eastern redcedar, Carolina cedar, cedar, cedar apple, evergreen, juniper, pencil cedar, red cedar, red juniper, red savin, savin, Virginia cedar.
A small erect evergreen tree 20 to 50 feet in height. Trunk is lobed, buttressed, and has thin, red-tinged, fibrous, peeling bark. foliage has needle and scale form. Produces smooth, round, berry-like bluish fruit with 1 or 2 seeds.
February to March.
Pasture land; dry, rarely wet, open woods; or calcareous rocky slopes and barrens.
The leaves have been used as a stimulant, emmenagogue, and taeniafuge. In Appalachia, a mixture of nuts, leaves, and twigs is boiled and inhaled as a treatment for bronchitis. In New Mexico, some of the Spanish-speaking culture use a boiled mixture of bark and water to treat skin rash.