Cedar Tree Growing Conditions. The cedar tree is an evergreen tree with a USDA hardiness zone rating of 6 to 9. This tree reaches an eventual height of 40 to 60 feet and a width of 30 to 40 feet
The cedar tree is an evergreen tree with a USDA hardiness zone rating of 6 to 9. This tree reaches an eventual height of 40 to 60 feet and a width of 30 to 40 feet
The cedar tree prefers to grow in full sun to partial shade. When planted in the shade, the cedar tree will grow much slower.
The cedar tree thrives in moist, well-drained soils but it can grow well in sandy and clay soils as well. In either type of soil, the cedar tree needs some protection from the wind.
Where to Plant
Cedar trees should be planted at least 5 feet apart for small cedars. They should also be planted 3 feet from the edge of a water source, such as a river. When planting a cedar, make sure that as it grows it will not interfere with electrical or power lines.
Young cedar trees should be planted in a 6- to 8-inch hole with minimal disturbance to the roots. Make sure roots stay moist during the planting process and compact the soil around them.
This tree enjoys warmth and grows best in southern climates such as those in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. In these states, it thrives in woodlands, ravines and open slopes.
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