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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - California incense cedar grows in zones 5 through 8 but is best in zones 6 and 7. Eastern red cedar grows in zones 3 through 9. Western red cedar grows best in zones 6 through 8
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Height at Maturity - Eastern red cedar can grow up to 60 feet tall. Western red cedar grows up to 200 feet tall. California incense cedar can grow up to 200 feet tall if native, but most are between 60 and 80 feet.
Soil Type Preferred - Eastern and Western red cedars prefer deep moist soil. California incense cedar likes somewhat moist soil.
Sun or Shade - Eastern red cedar should be planted in full sun. Western red cedar prefers partial shade. California incense cedar can be grown in full sun or partial shade.
Cedar trees are a group of large, upright evergreens.
They don't all belong to the same family, and different species have different growing conditions. They tend to be very tall trees and live for a long time. Cedar trees are popular for use as natural screens in landscaping or to augment hedges.
Aside from landscape aesthetics, cedars are well-known for their aromatic wood.
The wood is naturally resistant to decay and insects, making it an excellent choice for making decks, wood planters, and lining for closets. Aromatic cedar essential oil can also be extracted from the bark for use in incense.
Cedar trees typically have soft, flaky reddish bark as they enjoy a lot of moisture. Cedar trees don't have needles like pine or fir, but more like scaley leaves in a dark green or green-blue color.
After establishment, most cedar trees do not need a lot of extra care. Keep them well-watered and prune any dead branches.