Cedar - Eastern Red

Juniperus virginiana
USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-9


The eastern red cedar tree is a common sight throughout most of the plains states and eastern United States due to it's versatility and cold hardiness, capable of growing in zones 2-9. It can be found on road cuts, in fence rows and scattered across abandoned fields—especially where limestone soils are present. It is an aromatic tree, with reddish wood giving off the scent of cedar chests and crushed fruit providing a whiff of the gin they once flavored. 

Thanks to its tolerance of heat, salt, a wide range of soils and other adverse conditions, the eastern redcedar can be put to good use on the farm in windbreaks and in city landscapes for hedges, screens, clumps or even as specimen trees.

This is a shade tree, featuring a spreading canopy capable of blocking sunlight. It grows to a height of 40–50' and a spread of 8–20' at maturity. 

USDA ZONES:  Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at info@plantmegreen.com or toll free 855-817-5268.

Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

Planted in full sun or partial shade, Eastern Redcedar will easily grow on a variety of soils, including clay, but will not do well on soils kept continually moist. The eastern redcedar grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and clay soils. The tree can withstand occasional flooding yet has good drought tolerance. Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least six hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day. Water until well-established and then forget about the tree. It performs admirably with no care, even on alkaline soil and along the coast. Usually insects and diseases are not a problem if grown in the full sun.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Highly Recommended

Received two Red Cedars from here purchased thru Arbor Day Foundation. The trees were robustly packed and shipped promptly via FEDEX. They arrived green and moist and HEALTHY and ready to plant. They look exactly like the website photo of the Red Cedar in the #1 pot. Highly Recommended!

jeff vic

Trees arrived in great condition. Seem to be adapting to being planted, still green.

Laura Morgan
Arrived super fast and look amazing!

The trees arrived very fast and in great shape-better than I was expecting or even hoping for. Really impressed! Will be buying more.

George Hofmann
Healthy Eastern Red Cedars

The trees came packed very well and were very healthy and had a good root system. i will buy again from this company.