Cedars are in the genus Cedrus and include many different species, each with specific characteristics and growth habits. All of the cedars trees coniferous evergreens, featuring short grayish green or blue needleleaf foliage and a loose form. Cedars do best in full sun and planted in well-drained soil. Once they are established, Cedars do not require much water. Mature size varies greatly with species and variety; for example Deodora Cedars can grow to 40-50 feet tall and 20-30 feet wide, while Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedars mature at 8-10- feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. Keep in mind that some plants that are commonly called Cedars, aren’t really true Cedar trees at all; for example, our native Eastern Redcedar is actually a juniper!
- Sun to Part Sun
- Evergreen foliage
- Large types are good screening trees
- Distinctive growth habits
- Mature size varies with species and variety