White Cedar Seedlings

[a.k.a. American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae]
[Thuja occidentalis]

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Discontinued in this size, see White Cedar plug seedlings

White Cedar seedlings, approx 8-14″ tall

White Cedar seedlings are a great species 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.

Although White Cedar seedlings do well in upland areas, they also do 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 seedlings often turn a leathery brown, 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.

White Cedar 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
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White Cedar Sizes and Availability:
--- White Cedar plug seedlings [now shipping]
--- White Cedar plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]
--- White Cedar conservation grade plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]
• order using the green buttons below, or use our evergreen mailorder form
• Comparable alternative species: Eastern Red Cedar [prefers drier soils]. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide

Discontinued in this size, see White Cedar plug seedlings

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