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.

SOLD OUT till Fall 2021, no other options for this species

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White Cedar plug seedlings for sale, approx 3-6″ tall [photos are no longer accurate]

Although White Cedar plug seedlings 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.
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.

fast planting of evergreen seedling plugsPLANT IN RECORD TIME:
Watch how to plant evergreen seedling plugs faster and with less effort than any other type of “bare root” evergreen tree. With just a cordless drill, a garden cart or wheelbarrow, a 5 gallon bucket of water, and any old/dull/rusty 1 inch drill bit you have lying around, you can realistically plant one plug seedling per minute. Your back will thank us later 🙂

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 [sold out till Fall 2021]
--- White Cedar plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2021 or later]
--- White Cedar conservation grade plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2021 or later]

• Comparable alternative species: Eastern Red Cedar [prefers drier soils], Western Red Cedar. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT in this species in this size, see options above. Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list to be notified when we begin selling and shipping this species in this size. You may also request a custom invoice to reserve these trees in your name for a later ship date.
Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $32.00 (5 evergreen plug seedlings)
10-pack for $45.00 (10 evergreen plug seedlings)
25-pack for $77.00 (25 evergreen plug seedlings)
50-pack for $120.00 (50 evergreen plug seedlings)
100-pack for $179.00 (100 evergreen plug seedlings)