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MN NATIVE TREES

Eastern Red Cedar

 

Best Directions

Plant it in full sun in almost any type of soil. Eastern Red Cedar tolerates clay, sand, compacted soil, and urban pollution.

The Eastern Red Cedar grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and clay soils.

A soilless media is the best starting mix for starting plant cuttings.

Start cuttings in rice hulls (replaces perlite & vermiculite), sand or a combination of coconut coir and any of the previous items.

Converted to % or parts

1 part Kristy K Organics Rice Hulls

 

-OR-

 

1 part sand 

 

-OR-

 

1 part Kristy K Organics Coconut Coir + any 1 part listed above

 

Grow Bag: This cedar will grow just about anywhere, even in those bottom land and low-lying areas of the property.

 

Size: 1.5 quart pot - size of pot is 3.5" square by 5" tall

 

Coconut Coir/ Rice Hulls/ Sand: It enhances the soil, making it easy for plants to stretch out their roots. Loosens hard clay soil and adds water-retaining fibers to sandy soil. Each brick breaks down into enough coir medium for approximately four trees.

 

Fir Trees

 

Best Directions

If the tree container is very heavy and very wide, using only a soilless mix is acceptable.

If the tree container is not heavy enough or wide enough fill the bottom 1/3 of the pot with gravel or pebbles. This will help the container tree stabilization.

Fill the rest of the container with a soilless mix.

 

Converted to % or parts

1 part gravel or pebbles

3 parts soilless mix

 

Grow Bag:

Choose a light-colored or white pot with several drainage holes and a water-catching tray at the bottom; the light color keeps evergreen roots from getting overheated in warm rooms, and the drainage holes keep the roots from sitting in water.

 

Size:

The pot needs to be 6 to 10 inches deep (for seedlings), or 10 to 16 inches deep for larger trees, to provide adequate growing space. It must be large enough to contain the root ball but provide room for the roots to expand, so the diameter will depend on the size of the tree being planted.

 

Coconut Coir/ Rice Hulls/ Sand

It enhances the soil, making it easy for plants to stretch out their roots. Loosens hard clay soil and adds water-retaining fibers to sandy soil. Each brick breaks down into enough coir medium for approximately four trees.