Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar

Mature Height
25 - 35 ft.
Mature Width
8 - 20 ft.
Spacing
12 - 16 ft.
Growth Rate
Medium

Eastern red cedar is native to Nebraska. It is highly adapted to a wide range of sites and has the highest survival rate of any conifer planted in Nebraska. Its deep roots and small leaf surface make it very drought resistant. The foliage turns a russet color in winter. It is the primary species in most windbreaks. Two foliage diseases, Cercospora blight and Phomopsis blight, can cause substantial defoliation and kill redcedar if not controlled. Cercospora blight is common and widespread. A third foliage disease, Kabatina blight, can kill branch tips but is not a serious concern. Spider mites occasionally cause damage, and young trees may require protection.

A small tree with a short trunk and irregular, pyramidal crown native to the eastern United States. Dwarf or compact forms of this juniper are used as ornamentals. Soil Texture - Moist, deep loam to sand. Water: Drought tolerant, but prefers moist soils. Light: Full sun. Tolerates shade only in youth.

$21.25
Sold as a package of 25 seedlings
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