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- Latin Name- Juniperus Virginiana Hardy Planting Zone- 4-9 Mature Height- 40-50 ft Width- 8-15 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun
Cedar Tree Benefits Of Usage In Landscaping
The Cedar is a genus of coniferous (cone-bearing) evergreen trees in the plant family Pinaceae. These handsome, solid, big trees enhance a large property where they have ample room to spread out. Planting a row of these trees creates the ideal windbreak for one's landscape because their branches often stretch out all the way to the ground, successfully allowing them to block wind across their entire height and establish a wonderful hedge.
The Cedar displays an attractive shape that adds beauty and green textural interest to one's landscape, and the wood is quite fragrant. The tree does not yield flowers but reproduces by cones. A mature Cedar can reach forty to fifty feet high, but some can attain one hundred or more feet in height.
Most Cedars thrive in US hardiness zones 5 through 8 and are considered fast and easy to grow trees. Nursery experts recommend planting a Cedar in partial shade to sun. For example, a spot with all morning sun or one where there are a few hours of hot afternoon sun is perfect. Soil is something this tree is not picky about as long as it is well-drained and a bit alkaline. Sand, loam or clay are all fine.
Water requirements aren't a big concern with Cedars, but there is a proper routine to follow. The experts advise watering the plant with about an inch of water per week during the dry seasons; the soil should be moist. During a normal rainy season, the Cedar is getting enough water for the right thriving conditions, so it does not need pampering. A good indication is by observing the leaves of the tree. If the needle-like leaves are prickly and dry, it requires more water, and if the tree is changing colors, then it's probably being overwatered.
The Cedar tree is sold and shipped as a bare root seedling or transplant.