RED CEDAR, Juniperus virginiana – Small dense tree with both scale-like and needle-like leaves, making it less susceptible to deer browse. Grows best in full sun. Rot-resistant heartwood is oxblood in color and aromatic. Dark-blue berries consumed by song and game birds. Grows best in central and southern New Hampshire. Avoid planting near apple trees. Seedling height: 5-10 inches. Mature height: 20-40 feet.