Eastern Red Cedar Tree is a sensitive tree to try and grow
These gorgeous evergreen trees grow in a beautiful conical shape. They are slow growers and grow at a rate of up to 1 foot per year. They will do well in most soil conditions but do prefer fertile, moist soil with good drainage.
Eastern Red Cedar Tree is known for its beauty and its strength
It must be well taken care of and kept after in the first couples years after planting it, for it to take off and become a useful tree. It has dark green needles during the spring and summer months. Then as autumn approaches the needles slowly begin to change and come the winter months, the needles have a reddish tint to them. The cedar tree has a distinct smell, and sometimes people will go out and take a few clippings off the tree to put in their home during the holiday seasons. Cedar is also known for making furniture. Cedar chest and picnic tables are popular buys. The red cedar had pine cone seeds, and each cone has anywhere from 10-15 seeds. The red cedar also has scale-like leaves which make the tree easy to pick out when other trees are around.
Eastern Red Cedar Tree bark becomes easy to tear off as the tree matures
Mature Width: 15’-20’
Mature Height: 45’-65’
Growth/Year: 1-2 feet a year until it has reached maturity age
Sunlight: full sun
Soil Conditions: fertile, moist soil
Botanical Name: Juniperus virginiana
Eastern Red Cedar Tree