Eastern Red Cedar Seedlings

(a.k.a Eastern Redcedar)
(Juniperus virginiana)

eastern red cedar seedlings
Eastern red cedar seedlings, 5-10″ tall [seedlings are more red than shown]
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Eastern Red Cedar seedlings are excellent for developing wildlife habitat on your property, offering birds cover for nesting, and berries as a food source during stressful winters. Eastern Red Cedar grow at a fairly average speed for an evergreen and reach heights of about 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. 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.

Eastern Red Cedar: Zones 3-9
Eastern Red Cedar prefers zones 3-9 and full sun

Eastern Red Cedar seedlings grow as far south as Texas and Florida, and as far west as Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas, but requires light, well-draining soil, and does not need a lot of watering. Rich soils and lots of water can result in root rot, which will kill the tree. This is actually an advantage for people who have poor soil, or who just want to plant and [almost] forget. Watering would only be necessary in the first year after planting, when the roots can’t reach far enough down for deeper moisture.

Interestingly, 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 seedlings 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 these evergreen seedlings will green up quickly in the warmer weather of Spring.

Prices include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee

NOW SHIPPING MON-THURS
Order by 9am EST and you’ll *probably* get same day shipping on these specific trees as long as [a] our shipping schedule is not already full, and [b] your trees will reach you by Friday [shipping info]. If you’d like to order now to guarantee availability but postpone your shipment to a later date, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. Shipping season for these specific “bare root” evergreens closes at the end of May 2018. If you need trees shipped later than that, please have a look at our various sizes and species of evergreen plug transplants and evergreen plug seedlings, which can be shipped at almost any time of year and are quite easy to plant.
PACKAGING OPTIONS:
We offer individual cotton gift bag packaging and custom laser cut gift pendants for all sizes of bare root seedlings and transplants, sold separately in matching quantities.