plant volunteer identification

Asked April 18, 2020, 8:06 PM EDT

Can you identify this plant that has volunteered in my yard? I think it is some sort of juniper. If so, can you tell about the possible variety?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

This is a native tree called a Virginia cedar or red cedar. Botanical name is Juniperous virginiana. Here's more: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/native-plants-sunny-slopes

Ellen