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Birds Love This Fast Growing, Hardy Evergreen

A member of the Juniper family, this rough-textured, native evergreen conifer delivers a lot of informal impact in the landscape. Plant several to create a fast-growing, large privacy screen or choose one to feature in a wildlife garden.

If you're a bird-lover, this is the tree for you. The Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) grows in a dense, shaggy pyramidal shape that gives terrific cover for birds. You'll appreciate the privacy screen, and so will generations of song and game birds, including robins, juncos, warblers, sparrows, quail, growse, pheasants and wild turkeys.

Birds Nest In Eastern Red Cedar

The bark has a shredding nature that is hidden from view but useful for nest construction. Tiny, dark blue berry-like cones produced by the female tree are a valuable food source for many species of birds.

The Eastern Red Cedar tree has blue-green foliage that deepens to bronze in the winter months. It's drought resistant, and tolerates windy conditions. It's also long-lived, with some examples displaying age of over 500 years. 

Aromatic Wood

Plant several along your driveway so you can enjoy the rich, cedar aroma as you arrive home. Kids of all ages love this rugged, earthy fragrance. The scent will easily connect you to the natural world and ground you in a few moments. What a nice transition for you to shake off your work day.

People also love to clip sprigs for use indoors during the holiday season. They make wonderful wreaths or cut boughs for an invigorating bouquet. The dark red heartwood is easy to work with, rot resistant and weathers beautifully. 

Hardy and easy to transplant, the Eastern Red Cedar is a low maintenance tree that will adapt to almost any conditions and provide you years of enjoyment. 

Please note that Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to stop shipments into areas where this tree does a little "too well." Plant this tree at least 500 feet away from Apple trees to prevent Cedar-Apple rust. (Nothing should get in the way of a good Apple crop!)

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  • Evergreen
  • Rough, Informal Texture
  • Bird Magnet

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Eastern Red Cedar Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Botanical Name Juniperus virginiana
Foliage Green
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 20 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Fall Color Evergreen