Unknown conifer?

Asked September 21, 2017, 10:32 AM EDT

The little sproutling conifer (?) popped up in my yard this spring. It seems happy enough in semi-shade, but I wonder whether I could move it elsewhere, as its one-time location was in a planting box close to our house foundation. The two photos show its overall aspect and size [the container is a gallon-sized pot] and the character of its foliage. I'd like to know its identity, growth habits, mature size expectation,etc., in the event it can be transplanted to a more suitable location. Many thanks for your assistance.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like it may be a Juniperus virginiana, Eastern Redcedar, seedling. This is a native plant and grows about 40-50 feet high in full sun. You will have to decide if you want to keep it.