White Cedar Plug Seedlings

[a.k.a. Northern White Cedar, Eastern White Cedar, American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae]
[Thuja occidentalis]

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White Cedar are great for windbreaks, privacy screens and hedges, and can reach heights of 40 feet and live as long as 800 years. Both the needles and the wood of White Cedar feature a pleasant fragrance.

FOR SALE - shipping mid Sept through Dec 12, 2022

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White Cedar plug seedlings for sale, approx 8-16″ tall [photos are no longer accurate]

Although White Cedar do well in upland areas, this species is very good for wetter lowland areas such as slightly swampy areas, stream banks and lake shores, where the soil is dark and rich. Fairly shade tolerant (especially when young), White Cedar plug seedlings prefer full sun as they mature. This species is relatively resistant to insect pests, and its timber is used for poles, shakes and shingles due to its natural resistance to rot.

Quick Checkout:
5-pack of White Cedar plug seedlings >> $33.00
10-pack of White Cedar plug seedlings >> $47.00
25-pack of White Cedar plug seedlings >> $83.00
50-pack of White Cedar plug seedlings >> $139.00
100-pack of White Cedar plug seedlings >> $199.00
To order multiple items, please scroll farther down this page and use the big green ecommerce buttons, or read these instructions. Limit 500 trees per customer. All prices include shipping and a one year guarantee

Individual Packaging Options:
Plug seedlings are grouped together in bundles for shipping, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, and cotton gift bag packaging for all sizes of plug seedlings, sold separately in matching quantities. These individual packaging services are available for plug seedlings only.


White Cedar often turn a reddish or even purple 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.

Plant In Record Time:
You can plant evergreen plug seedlings faster and with less effort than any traditional "bare root" evergreen seedling or transplant, upwards of 50 to 100 per hour without breaking your back using just a cordless drill and this garden auger. Auger is FREE with purchase of 200 or more plug seedlings, or just $17.00 [our cost] with any tree purchase, or $37.00 with no tree purchase, shipped anywhere in the USA [int'l shipping is extra].

White Cedar plug seedlings: characteristics and info

• prefers hardiness zones 3-9
• prefers full sun to partial shade
• mature height and spread: up to 40 ft high, 15-20 ft spread
• prefers dark loamy soils, damp locations, does well in a wide range of soils
Boreal Forests Of The World info on Thuja occidentalis
White Cedar Sizes and Availability:
--- White Cedar plug seedlings [FOR SALE]
• Comparable alternative species: Eastern Red Cedar [prefers drier soils], Western Red Cedar. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide