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Plant of the Week – Eastern Red Cedar

Posted on July, 31

Greg, our Retail Manager loves the Eastern Red Cedars and he personally has them growing throughout his property in the country. These Texas native plants are easy to maintain and tough as old boots, and that is why you see them planted along so many highways and tollways throughout our state and beyond.

Eastern red cedars are heat, salt and drought tolerant evergreens with pyramidal growth habits. They grow well in limestone and rocky soils and even in our common black clay. Greg often recommends them to folks who are looking for large shrubs to create natural privacy screens or wind/noise breaks, and they can also be used as single specimen trees.

This aromatic tree, with reddish wood that gives off a cedar scent, grows to a height of 40–50′ and 20–25′ wide at maturity. Plant them in areas with good drainage and full sun, ideally 6+ hours.

We’ve got them in stock now in 7 gallon through 45 gallon containers.