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Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus Virginiana

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Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)



Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-60 ft.

Mature Width:

8-25 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

15-20 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Drought Tolerance:

Great

Botanical Name:

Juniperus Virginiana

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



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A Fast Growing Durable Evergreen

Eastern Red Cedar Trees reliably grow almost anywhere in the country. They can handle the cold up north and heat in the south. They stand up to a variety of different extreme weather conditions, from ice and snow to heat waves and droughts.

Their thick foliage and large mature height make them the perfect candidate for privacy trees. They'll block out noisy neighbors and the busy city life to turn your yard into your own relaxing private getaway. They also make for perfect wind and noise screens. Use them to line your drive way so they'll prevent snow from blowing in and building up or to block out the noise created by traffic.

The deep green foliage on these cedars along with their pyramidal shape make them a beautiful evergreen that will amaze your guests and neighbors all year.

The thick foliage creates a shelter for wildlife during unpleasant weather conditions. In the winter small blue berries emerge from these trees, attracting birds. This evergreen is a must for bird lovers.

Cedar trees have a natural sweet woodsy scent that naturally repels pests. Many people clip a few branches and use them for a natural bug repellent indoors, and as decorative accents during the holidays.

Due to the variety of different uses for this tree, and its unmatched beauty they sell out fast! We recommend ordering yours today, before they're gone!





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Customer Reviews

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Owww! Thorns!
It's too early to tell if this is fast-growing for sure.

The first thing I noticed while unpacking was the prickly little thornlike needles. Apparently, juvenile red cedar leaves are sharp and as they grow they get softer so just a warning because it was like covering yourself in spikes or thorns while planting. Think rose thorns or splinters on steroids. Owww!

I have hope for the tree as it grows up, but had I known about the razor sharp needles, I may have rethought this purchase.

Positives: Great size on the tree and very healthy. I didn't plant for two weeks and just kept it watered. It stayed super green and lush.

A++ for timely delivery, communication, and packing. Lovely tree overall. I look forward to seeing it grow and am excited by the thought of it being big and full.

I bought two as a windbreak and privacy screen/noise block for neighbors. I also read that they deter certain insects so that's also a plus as well.Not to mention the cedar smell.

I will bring in clippings during the holidays and likely decorate my two "Christmas trees" each year.
June 5, 2016
Gaston, SC
Purchased
1 year ago
Just got these
This was our first order and we are very happy with the product. We ordered 2 -3 foot and it was nicely potted and very healthy looking. We will plant them this week.
April 18, 2016
Lincoln
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
Arrived in perfect condition
I ordered a red cedar, several thuga green giants, and nelly stevens holly, and they all arrived in perfect condition - healthy and moist potted plants (in hot, dry weather). I was impressed with the careful packaging and delivery - couldn't have done better myself. Planting instructions were provided. New growth is visible after a couple weeks. I highly recommend Fast Growing Trees company!
September 30, 2016
Chambersburg, PA
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Very slow growing. Tree is very green and healthy. Gets ample sun and sprinkler system water. Beautiful. Just slow growing for now. Is a new tree.
September 5, 2016
Glen head, NY
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
Would recommend
Tree was dormant upon arrival but has greened up nicely & is doing well. It was 3-4 ft. high as described & was in good condition. Very pleased with it.
May 6, 2017
Lillian, AL
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Healthy trees and excellent customer service
The trees arrived healthy, although the top of one broke during shipment. I called the customer service line to report the damage, and they immediately shipped a new one. I was very impressed with the quality of the trees and the excellent customer service.
June 5, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
You going to be very satisfied with this kind of cedar I bought two
September 3, 2016
77061, TX
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
Nice tree, arrived on time
Tree looked good when it arrived, healthy with nice foliage. Putting it in the ground soon, but so far so good!
September 19, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Arrived well packaged,planted trees ,all seem to be doing well Thanks
August 4, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Weak Cedars
Not very healthy looking. I hope that they start improving soon.
June 3, 2016
Crosbyton, TX
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Eastern Red Cedar


Eastern Red Cedar Planting Diretions

Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is a very hardy tree that can grow in almost any type of soil and climate. They’re best suited for USDA growing zones 4-9 and can tolerate heat waves, droughts, snow and extreme cold. Slowly growing to an overall height of 30-60 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide, these trees will stay smaller in poor soils. Eastern Red Cedars make a great privacy screen trees while providing food and shelter for wildlife in the winter months.

Location: Cedar trees are full sun trees that require at least 8 hours of sun, they will not reach their full height in partial sun. These trees get up to 20 feet wide so be certain to allow them room to grow unless you’re using them as a privacy screen which can be spaced 6-8 feet apart. They’re tolerant of a wide range of soil types from clay to sandy to rocky. It prefers moist soil but does not like to be wet for extended periods of time. They can also tolerate dry conditions.

*Tip: These trees should not be planted near apple trees, as cedar apple rust can over winter on cedar trees.

Planting Directions: Once you have chosen your location it is time to plant.
1) Dig a hole that is twice as big around as the container, and just as deep. Planting these trees too deeply will cause them to struggle to adapt.
2) Remove your tree from the container and gently comb the roots to loosen the roots.
3) Place the tree in the hole ensuring that the root ball is level.
4) Back fill the hole with a mixture of native soil and compost (use 60% native soil and 40% compost or garden soil). Water lightly every few inches to remove air pockets and water well when done.
5) Cover the area with mulch to help protect the roots as well as keeping grass and weeds out of the planting area.

Watering: Eastern Red Cedar can tolerate moist soil, but do like to dry out some while establishing. Water when the soil is dry about 2 inches down, the timing will vary depending on climate and conditions.

Pruning: Eastern red cedars need little if any pruning. You can prune to maintain size and shape, but regular pruning is not required.

Fertilizing: Eastern red cedars do not need regular fertilization. You can fertilize the first spring to give them a boost, an evergreen specific fertilizer such as Holly Tone is perfect.

Planting & Care

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WE LOST OUR SON ON JULY 3RD FROM CANCER AND HIS WISHES WERE TO PLACE HIS ASHES UNDER A CEDAR TREE "BECAUSE RYAN SAID IT WAS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE THAT IT WAS A STRONG TREE". "PLEASE SEND 3' OR LARGER ...WE ARE HAVING A "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" FOR HIM ON JULY 30TH...HIS 41ST BIRTHDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN JULY 31ST...I CHECKED SEVERAL WEB SITES FOR CEDAR TREES AND YOURS KEPT COMING UP AND I WENT WITH MY HEART FOR MY SON...GOD BLESS!
DebraK on Jul 20, 2017
it is beautiful and should work well as a year round privacy screen between min and my neighbor house. Primarily the forestry expert from the state forestry office recommended this tree. I was looking to buy a Eastern Hemlock and he said that was better suited for northern Maryland.
David H on Jun 13, 2017
WE LOST OUR SON ON JULY 3RD FROM CANCER AND HIS WISHES WERE TO PLACE HIS ASHES UNDER A CEDAR TREE "BECAUSE RYAN SAID IT WAS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE THAT IT WAS A STRONG TREE". "PLEASE SEND 3' OR LARGER ...WE ARE HAVING A "CELEBRATION OF LIFE" FOR HIM ON JULY 30TH...HIS 41ST BIRTHDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN JULY 31ST...I CHECKED SEVERAL WEB SITES FOR CEDAR TREES AND YOURS KEPT COMING UP AND I WENT WITH MY HEART FOR MY SON...GOD BLESS!
DebraK on Jul 20, 2017
past experience with cedar trees
Alfred V on Jul 5, 2017
it is beautiful and should work well as a year round privacy screen between min and my neighbor house. Primarily the forestry expert from the state forestry office recommended this tree. I was looking to buy a Eastern Hemlock and he said that was better suited for northern Maryland.
David H on Jun 13, 2017
We live in the northeast and have been trying to grow shrubs by the road for privacy and noise reduction and nothing seems to survive the salt. I've read others reviews and I am hoping that this tree will thrive and also provide additional shelter for the birds and eventually the privacy from traffic and road hunters.
Annette S on May 28, 2017
Because it grows fast and has a very lush crown
nina s on May 25, 2017
Privacy from the street view to our home. And our wild birds will love the berries and security
Donna D on Jan 31, 2017
Hardiness, wide ranging growing zone, low maintenance, nice scent, wildlife friendly, moderate growth rate. Great for privacy, noise reduction, and a wind break.
Joanna B on Nov 15, 2016
Native to my existing property. Creating a natural privacy fence.
Daisy C on Oct 18, 2016
For privacy along my fence in the corner and to shield the neighbor's dog from my dogs....they don't get along.
sandra c on Oct 16, 2016
It is a beautiful tree and I wanted something that would fill in a large area and grow fast. My husband loves Cedars!
Karen P on Oct 11, 2016
I chose this for added privacy.
Teresa L on Sep 2, 2016
I like cedar trees and many places don't sell them or sell arborvitae as a cedar tree- I am hoping this it the juniperis virginiana- the eastern red cedar juniper
Valerie B on Sep 1, 2016
Fast grower, green year round
Angela M on Aug 29, 2016
Protectmy bees
Carl F on Aug 27, 2016
I am looking to build a privacy "wall" on an open field.
Carmen D on Aug 17, 2016
Seeking privacy from neighbors. These are less expensive than arborvitae & will grow bigger than most arborvitae breeds.
SUSAN K on Jul 25, 2016
As a privacy tree
Christopher L K on Jul 24, 2016
I heard these trees were good for repelling insects. I have a Japanese Beetle problem. I have a dog so I don't want to use harsh chemical pesticides.
Erin S on Jul 23, 2016
To serve as a privacy shield from neighbors.
Jennifer D on Jun 21, 2016
past experience with cedar trees
Alfred V on Jul 5, 2017
We live in the northeast and have been trying to grow shrubs by the road for privacy and noise reduction and nothing seems to survive the salt. I've read others reviews and I am hoping that this tree will thrive and also provide additional shelter for the birds and eventually the privacy from traffic and road hunters.
Annette S on May 28, 2017
Are these trees tolorant of black walnut trees?
Sharon U on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are tolerant of the juglone toxin.
Zone 6, Dodge City, Ks., when planting red cedar seedlings, how much water per week should they get?
Francis W. O on Feb 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Depending on their size a gallon of water at the time of planting, then half a gallon every other day depending on rainfall.
How far apart should the 2-3 ft trees be planted?
Janet B on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I purchased three of them and planted them 8 feet apart!
I live in Vermont, when is the best time to plant red cedars?
Gretchen P on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine as soon as it arrived in early July. Shes doing great so far! :) There is enough time for the roots to get a good grip for winter. I would have liked to have planted it earlier in the spring, but the company wouldn't send it sooner It was shipped July 5, and it took a few days to get here..
I live in the inland valley in So. California where our summers are very hot and dry. I want to plant this tree in a lawn that is watered regularly, will it do ok in these conditions?
Cindy K on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
They are tolerate of many climates as well as the hot and dry ones.
how fast do eastern red cedars grow? (how many feet per year)
Julie V on Oct 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I Julie, We bought ours in May 2016, some have grown 9-12 inches, some less. We bought 5, 3 have really shot up in height, 2 have grown less. Fertilizer is an important factor.
Hope that helps....Ann
Can these trees tolerate wet soil?
Patricia C on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Eastern Red Cedar grows on a wide variety of soils, ranging from wet, swampy land to dry rock outcrops.
How many years do these trees survive (life expectancy)?
Karen T on Jun 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 30 plus years. If watered right the first few years.
We live on a busy road, which we'd like to screen with a fast-growing hedge at 3-4 meters high (10-12 ft). However, the traffic going by will abuse the hedge by casting road salt onto it in winter. Is Eastern Red Cedar a good choice for us?
Jenny W on May 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Although as with all trees, don't expect extremely fast growth rates the first year or two as the tree needs to get acclimated to its new surrounding. That being said it will grow quite rapidly once it is situated. As we live in Wisconsin,this tree is great for cold weather and has tolerated road salting without issues.
Does this have a deep or shallow root system?
LACIE D on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Eastern Red Cedar's have a shallow, fibrous root system.
I live in CT. When is better plant red cedar? I Would línea plant it in November...
Mirta M on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant an evergreen at anytime, as long as the ground is not frozen.
When and how should they be trimmed?
Elena C on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You want to trim them back a few inches in late fall to prevent snow damage to thin outer limbs. Also, if you have more than one leader (stalk) cut back the smaller of them close to the base and leave the largest. You should prune them back every year if possible. I hope this helps you.
Doc Davis

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