The Q&A Archives: Wild Cedar Tree Seeds

Question: I can't isolate from your search engine any information on wild cedar trees and how they propogate. I would like to plant some in my back yard to grow a noise/dust/privacy screen between the yard and the highway. I have several in the yard already. Is it possible to gather seeds from these to start new trees? If so, what time of year, and how best to go about it?

Answer: It is possible to propagate this plant (Juniperus virginiana) by seed collected in fall or winter; clean the seed by removing the berry-like cone, wash the seed several times a day for about a week, dry it, and then store it in the refrigerator or at approximately 40 degrees for about four months. The following spring, plant it in soil of about 70 degrees. Be sure the berries are ripe when you collect them as they can take or even three years to become fully mature. An alternative method might be to start them from cuttings. Good luck with your project!

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