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The Eastern Redcedar can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Eastern Redcedar falls into the following type(s): N/A
The Eastern Redcedar grows to be 40' to 50' feet in height.
The Eastern Redcedar has a spread of about 8' to 20' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Medium growth rate.
The Eastern Redcedar does well in Full exposure(s).
The Eastern Redcedar grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Silty Loam, Well Drained, Wide Range soils.
The Eastern Redcedar has a(n) Columnar shape.
The Eastern Redcedar tree is a common sight on road cuts and in fence rows and abandoned fields throughout most of the plains states and eastern United States, especially where limestone soils are present. It is a tree of reddish wood giving off the scent of cedar chests and its crushed berries provide a whiff of the gin they once flavored. Thanks to its tolerance of heat, salt, a wide range of soils and other adverse conditions, Eastern Redcedar is also put to good use on the farm in windbreaks and in city landscapes for hedges, screens, clumps or even as specimen trees.
Eastern Redcedar twigs and foliage are eaten by browsers. Seeds are eaten most extensively by cedar waxwings, a grayish-brown bird.. 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. The 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. Birds are very fond of the berries, the Cedar Waxwing taking its name from the tree whose fruit is its favorite food.
Can withstand occasional flooding, yet has good drought tolerance.
The leaves are evergreen. On new growth and young trees, foliage is needle-like; older foliage is scale-like, with each scale about 1/16th of an inch long and compacted to form rounded or 4-sided branchlets.
Female cones are ovoid, 1/4" across, ripening in one year, abundant in shiny colors of brown to almost blue. Male staminate cones are yellow-brown and borne on separate plants.
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.
Each tree and plant is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it within one year of shipment.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Potted (also called containerized) trees are shipped in 4" containers. Because the roots are packed in soil, the trees don't
need to be dormant for shipping. Benefits to potted trees include:
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping. Some advantages of natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Plugged trees are grown in a soil plug. While not shipped in a pot, these trees do have soil around the roots. Benefits of this type of tree include:
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