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Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus Virginiana


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-t- Planting Mix
Eastern Red Cedar Planting Mix

Helps your Eastern Red Cedar get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


1-2 ft

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Botanical Name:

Juniperus Virginiana

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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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Growth Rate
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
11 months 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
1 year ago
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Growth Rate
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
1 year ago
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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
8 months ago
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You going to be very satisfied with this kind of cedar I bought two
September 3, 2016
77061, TX
11 months ago
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Weak Cedars
Not very healthy looking. I hope that they start improving soon.
June 3, 2016
Crosbyton, TX
11 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Eastern Red Cedar.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Eastern Red Cedar gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Eastern Red Cedar again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Privacy from the street view to our home. And our wild birds will love the berries and security
Donna D on Jan 31, 2017
Native to my existing property. Creating a natural privacy fence.
Daisy C on Oct 18, 2016
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
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
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
How are apart can a seedlings be planted?
Linda B on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 6-8 feet apart.
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.
Can these trees tolerate wet soil?
Patricia C on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These tolerate all conditions well . My current planting seeds are in a combination area sometimes very dry and sometimes very wet. They are taking well
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.
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
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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