Eastern Red Cedar

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 thatrepels pests. Many people clip a few branches and use them for a natural bug repellent indoors, and as decorative accents during the holidays.

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.