[a.k.a. Northern White Cedar, Eastern White Cedar, American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae]
White Cedar is a great species for windbreaks, privacy screens and hedges, and maxes out at heights of about 40 feet but yet can live as long as 800 years. Both the needles and the wood of White Cedar feature a pleasant fragrance.
SOLD OUT, see White Cedar plug seedlings
Although White Cedar does well in upland areas, it also does well in wetter lowland areas such as slightly swampy areas, stream banks and lake shores, where the soil is dark and rich. White Cedar is also quite shade tolerant (especially when young), but does well in full sun. It is relatively resistant to insect pests, and its timber is used for poles, shakes and shingles due to it’s natural resistance to rot.
White Cedar sometimes turns a leathery reddish or even purple color due to winter exposure. 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. White Cedar will also lose lower needles and branches if grown tightly in a small space, but this is also normal and will fill in once planted in an area with enough space.
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Watch how to plant evergreen plug transplants fast and with less effort than any “bare root” evergreen transplant of a similar size. With just a cordless drill and our plug transplant bulb auger, you can realistically plant 50 to 100 trees per hour without breaking your back. You can buy this auger on the cheap with tree purchase, but with any order of 50 plug transplants or more [pls read that again, this offer is not for plug seedlings] we’ll include the auger for FREE!
White Cedar plug transplants: 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 [discontinued]
--- White Cedar conservation grade plug transplants [discontinued]
• Comparable alternative species: Eastern Red Cedar [prefers drier soils], Western Red Cedar. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
5-pack for $47.00 (5 evergreen plug transplants)
10-pack for $72.00 (10 evergreen plug transplants)
25-pack for $155.00 (25 evergreen plug transplants)
50-pack for $274.00 (50 evergreen plug transplants plus a free auger)