Eastern Red Cedar Plug Transplants

[a.k.a Eastern Redcedar]
[Juniperus virginiana]

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SOLD OUT till Sept 2019, no other options available for this species

eastern red cedar plug transplants for sale
Eastern Red Cedar plug transplants, approx 7-14″ tall

The Eastern Red Cedar is a very dense, columnar ornamental that is excellent as a windbreak or privacy screen. It is actually not a true Cedar, but rather a Juniper…somewhere in the past, the name just stuck.

This prickly juniper grows at a fairly average speed for an evergreen, but reach heights of 40 feet, resulting in dense and rot resistant wood which is is famously used in cedar chests, cedar closets and outdoor applications such as fencing. It’s root system is very dense, making it a perfect tree for erosion control. Excellent for developing wildlife habitat on your property, Eastern Red Cedar offers birds cover for nesting, and berries as a food source during stressful winters. This evergreen grows as far south as Texas and Florida, and as far west as Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas.

The differences between Male and Female Juniperus virginiana

Eastern Red Cedar are a mixture of male and female, with the females producing minuscule flowers and blue berries, and the males producing what look like pine cones [but are actually pollen-producing structures]. It is impossible to determine male vs. female until they reach maturity and produce the telltale signs. Although the females must be pollinated to produce the seed-bearing fruit, there are enough cedars throughout the US that even an isolated female should bear fruit, since pollen can remain airborne for many many miles.

Eastern Red Cedar often turn a reddish or even purplish color due to winter exposure, and to the untrained eye one might conclude that they are damaged or dying. However, this color change is quite normal, and the trees will green up quickly in the warmer weather of Spring.

Eastern Red Cedar plug transplants: characteristics and info

• prefers hardiness zones 3-9
• prefers full sun
• mature height and spread: up to 40 ft high, 10-15 ft spread
• prefers lighter soils, sandier soils, drier soils, well draining soils, does well in poor soils
Missouri Botanical Garden info on Juniperus virginiana
Eastern Red Cedar Sizes and Availability:
--- Eastern Red Cedar seedlings [sold out till Spring 2019]
--- Eastern Red Cedar plug seedlings [sold out till Spring 2019]
--- Eastern Red Cedar plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2019]
--- Eastern Red Cedar conservation grade plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2019]

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• Comparable alternative species: White Cedar. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide

SOLD OUT till Sept 2019, no other options available for this species