The southern red cedar is a stupendous tree that requires little maintenance and works great in any South Florida landscape. These trees are great for the “manicured” look.
The southern red cedar tree makes a great outdoor Christmas tree. They enjoy their space, but can be planted together as a tall hedge. They will work great as windbreak trees. This tree is actually a member of the juniper family.
Southern Red Cedar Tree Specs
The Southern Red Cedar tree grows to about 40 feet. They enjoy full to part sun and demand well-drained soil. They are somewhat salt-tolerant, and are drought-tolerant. A Southern Red Cedar tree does well anywhere in South Florida.
Southern Red Cedar Tree Care
Use top soil or peat moss in the hole when you plant them. It never hurts to add in some compost to enrich the soil. There is no need to trim them. They naturally grow upright in the shape of pyramid. You can prune off lower branches to allow more room at the base.
A southern red cedar grows best with regular irrigation, but let them dry out between waterings. They will appreciate fertilizer 3 times a year using granular fertilizer.
Southern Red Cedar Tree Spacing
Give them about 10 feet of room from the house. If you are using them for a screen or hedge allow 6 to 8 feet from each and about 5 to 6 feet from a sidewalk. Allow at least 4 feet (more if you can) between a cedar and the nearest large shrub.
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