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Cedar, Cedrus is a Genus of Coniferous Trees in the Pinaceae Family 

 The cedar, or more formally known as Cedrus, is a genus of coniferous trees in the family Pinaceae that is native to the mountains of the western Himalayas and the Mediterranean region, occurring at staggering altitudes of a thousand to three thousand and two hundred meters above sea level. They usually grow up to about thirty, forty to sixty meters tall and produce spicy-resinous scented wood, thick-ridged or square-cracked bark, and broad, level branches. With long and dimorphic shoots that form the branches' framework and shorter leaf-carrying shoots, the cedar tree has needle-like evergreen leaves that grow up to eight to sixty millimeters long; their arrangement depends on the length of the nodes. The foliage colors may vary, from a light grass-green and a dark green to a strongly glaucous greyish-green that may look blue in specific amounts of light; these colors depend on the thickness of the protective wax layer that keeps the leaves from desiccating. Its cones are barrel-shaped, around six to twelve centimeters long and three to eight centimeters broad, and they slowly darken from green to greyish brown as they mature.


Cedar Trees, Cedrus are Excellent Windbreakers

The cedar is a name that generalizes its subspecies, as there are many distinct species of these large, fast-growing, coniferous evergreen trees. But because of their towering size, they are not typically found in gardens and are usually seen lining streets, parks, or anywhere with a spacious environment. Cedar trees, however, are excellent windbreakers and are suitable on large pieces of property to add a living point of interest.


Growth from seed is possible as long as they undergo a forty-eight-hour soaking period and another month in the refrigerator, along with moist potting soil in a container, ideally a Ziploc bag. You can relocate the seeds into paper cups along with compost and potting mixture, at least after a month; you must place cups on a sunny window, and potting soil must remain evenly moist. Once these seedlings are six inches tall, plant the seedlings outside, specifically in a mainly sunny location, and make sure they are no less than five feet apart.

The young tree must have a two-inch layer of mulch around it without touching the trunk to prevent moisture loss and protect its structure. Using a wire cage may also help prevent the tree from any injury caused by mechanical devices, and young trees may require a covering of landscape fabric. Once the tree matures, cedar tree care barely involves any maintenance besides regular mulching and removal of dead or diseased branches.


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Cedar, the well-known genus of coniferous trees, is native to the mountainous area of the Western Himalayas, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean region. These evergreen conifer-producing plants become the favorite trees of the gardener because of their ability to flourish your garden with valuable wood and glossy green leaves. Different true and false cedar trees make your garden excellent and beloved by greenery lovers. 

Every cedar tree species performs a specific function according to its ecological and economic importance in the plant industry. The most significant feature to identify these cedar trees is distinctive cones of cedar trees that are barrel-shaped. The pointed shape of cedar trees makes a perfect addition to your landscape area. Larger landscape areas and open gardens require some wind resistance substance to protect the garden from damage. The unique feature of cedar trees as a windbreaker makes it a versatile choice for your garden. 

These fast-growing trees propagate at a faster rate to achieve their mature height. The average height of cedar trees fluctuates between 100 to 140 feet. Some species of cedar trees attain the height of eighty feet, and after that, they start spreading on the sides instead of going upward. Some plants of cedar trees can grow to the length of 180 feet. These tall trees enjoy a long life. The average lifespan of cedar trees is 400 to 800 years. 

Cedar trees require total sunlight exposure for at least six to eight hours and partial shady exposure for four to six hours. Well-drained, moist soil is necessary for making these evergreen grow at their best. The highly tolerable capacity of cedar trees provides you an opportunity to grow without requiring excessive pruning, shearing, or care.

Acidic soil works well for the growth of cedar trees. Eastern white cedar trees can tolerate an alkaline soil environment and mild to moderate flooding without affecting the growth and propagation. The soil types for the plantation of cedar trees are sandy, loamy, or clay. They are drought tolerant.

The different forms of shoots of cedar trees make it an excellent choice for your landscape area. One type of shoot serves the function of the main skeleton for the branches of cedar trees, while other shoots serve as a platform for the sprouting of light green to dark green leaves. The evergreen leaves of cedar trees are pointed in shape and form twist, spiral structure. The coating of wax on the leaves' surface tends to change the color of cedar leaves. An increase in wax coating converts the light green color of cedar trees into dark green color. The plantation of cedar trees enhances the grace of your landscape area by increasing the natural beauty of your garden.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The dense wood of cedar trees is beloved and famous for its multiple uses. The wood of the cedar tree is used for extracting resin from it because the wood of cedar is resinous. The use of cedar trees in the timber industry is also prevalent. Make your garden elegant and versatile by planting these beautiful and dense, tall cedar trees in your landscape area.

 Light: Full sunlight

Zone: 2 to 9

Soil: Well-drained, acidic soil

Height at maturity: 80 to 120 feet

Ship as: Bareroot

Sun exposure: Full sun to partial shady

Water: Tolerate flooding

Best time to Harvest: Spring and fall


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