Eastern Redcedar

Hardiness Zones: 2 - 9
Average shipping height: 1'- 1 1/2'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $7.99
    Reg. Price $10.99
  • Potted - 1 gallon container
    Member Price $34.99
    Reg. Price $52.50
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The eastern redcedar tree is a common sight throughout most of the plains states and eastern United States on road cuts, in fence rows, and scattered across abandoned fields — especially where limestone soils are present. Thanks to its tolerance of heat, salt, a wide range of soils and other adverse conditions, this evergreen can be put to good use on the farm in windbreaks and in city landscapes for hedges, screens, clumps, or even as specimen trees.

  • Develops deep roots
  • Works well for windbreaks and screens
  • Attracts birds with its berries
  • Tolerates heat, wind, and salt
  • Will be delivered at a height of 1' - 1 1/2'
The Eastern Redcedar Grows in zones 2 - 9

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Growth Speed


Scientific Name

Juniperus virginiana

Mature Height

40' - 50'

Mature Spread

8' - 20'

Shipping Height

1'- 1 1/2'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained

Wildlife Value

Eastern redcedar twigs and foliage are eaten by browsers while the fruit is eaten most extensively by cedar waxwings. Evergreen foliage provides nesting and roosting cover for sparrows, robins, mockingbirds, juncos and warblers.


The eastern redcedar is an ancient tree, dating to aboriginal America, where fossil evidence indicates it covered large portions of the continent. Early explorers took note of the tree. Arthur Barlowe and Phillip Amadus were quoted as saying the trees were "the tallest and reddest cedars in the world" when they arrived at Roanoke Island in 1564. Colonial craftsmen lost no time in using the wood from the eastern redcedar for furniture and fences, as it had superior weathering capability and was easy to work with. The wood was a staple of the pencil industry for over a century until supplies became exhausted and the industry switched to more plentiful western cedars.

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