Eastern Red Cedar, juniperus virginiana

Eastern Red Cedar, juniperus virginiana
Item# DA-eredcedar
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 99%; Where Harvested (location) - South Dakota

Eastern Red Cedar is native throughout the upper midwest. Foliage varies in shades of green. Foliage usually develops a purple to brownish cast during winter months. Trees are pyramidal in shape. Typical trees of the species are much larger and less dense in growth habit than are the selected cultivars that are usually planted in landscape situations. Sexes are separate. The blue fruits on female trees can add color to the trees when mature. Requires full sun and a well drained soil for best results. Becomes quite open and leggy in shade. Adaptable to a wide range of soil pH. Tolerates dry, rocky soil. The Eastern Red Cedar is a great sheltbelt tree. The Eastern Red Cedar can reach heights of 20+ feet and widths of 8 feet or more. It is cold hardy to USDA zone 3.

Recommended Planting instructions:

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water 6 hours. Stratification: Cold Stratify for 90 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: Fall sowing in mulched seedbed is prefered to artificial stratification.