Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 30-60 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-25 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Juniperus Virginiana
- Does Not Ship To:
Durable Evergreen Grows Nearly Anywhere
Why Eastern Red Cedar Trees?
Eastern Red Cedar Trees reliably grow almost anywhere in the country. In fact, 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.
And their thick foliage and large mature height make them the perfect candidate for privacy trees. They'll block out noisy neighbors and the bustling 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 driveway so they'll prevent snow from blowing in and building up, or block out the noise created by traffic.
Deep green foliage grows on a pyramidal shape, creating a stunning, elegant evergreen look that will amaze your guests and neighbors all year. The Eastern Red Cedar's thick foliage creates a shelter for wildlife during unpleasant weather conditions. In the winter, small blue-hued berries emerge from these trees, attracting birds.
Even better? Eastern Red Cedar Trees have a naturally sweet woodsy scent that repels pests. Many people clip a few branches and use them for a natural bug repellent indoors, and as decorative accents during the holidays.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
You won’t find a healthier, better developed Eastern Red Cedar Tree at your local garden center...if you can even find one. We’ve planted, grown and shipped your Red Cedar with meticulous care, so you get a hassle-free tree that’s ready to thrive in your landscape.
In fact, when you buy our larger sizes, you can get privacy as the first season in your landscape.
And unlike other retailers, we never ship bare-root. Your Eastern Red Cedar arrives at your door in nutrient-rich soil, ready to thrive as soon as it's planted. The only work for you is picking the perfect spot!
Due to the variety of different uses for this tree, as well as its unmatched beauty, it sells out fast. We recommend ordering your Eastern Red Cedar today...before they're gone!
Customer Reviews & Photos
I have purchased these trees from 4 different vendors and Fast Growing Trees was by far the healthiest and 'fullest' one of all the trees I ordered. I actually ordered this one to replace one that died from another vendor. Has survived winter and I will let you know these will turn a deep purple during winter seasons but THIS IS NORMAL. They will green back up in the spring and I do recommend a shot of evergreen fertilizer in the mid/late spring. These are very good trees for bird watching as they are dense as they grow providing a great refuge for birds and the females of the species have blue berries that birds love. Depending on your area you will see the Cedar Waxwing which is a super cool looking bird that loves the berries. Once established this tree needs very little attention as they are used to thriving on their own in more rugged areas where other trees will not grow. You will get some die off of small branches and usually the ones close to the ground. Just trim these off so they do not block light to the living branches. Great tree that lives for a really long time so if you plant it, it will definitely be there for your whole life. Plant it in a place where you walk by so you can enjoy the great Cedar aroma!
Tree looked good when it arrived healthy with nice foliage. Putting it in the ground soon but so far so good!
The cedars did not make it. I think the problem was the shipping through the post office. By the time I received them the trees were dried out. One has a little green on it still and may survive.
Tree was only about a foot tall and is now about 50-60% brown. One I bought locally cheaper is about 3 Ft and all green
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.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Eastern Red Cedar Trees are full sun lovers that require at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily. They also prefer moist soil, though they can tolerate dry conditions and most soil types.
Dig a hole that is twice as big around as your shipped container and just as deep. Remove your tree from the container and gently comb the roots to loosen the roots. Place the tree in the hole, ensuring that the root ball is level. Backfill the hole and cover the area with mulch to help protect the roots.
2. Watering: Eastern Red Cedar Trees 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.
3. Fertilizing: Eastern Reds do not need regular fertilization. You can fertilize the first spring to give them a boost - an evergreen-specific fertilizer is ideal.
4. Pruning: Eastern Red Cedars need little, if any, pruning. You can prune to maintain size and shape, but regular pruning is not required.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$125 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|