Cedar Tree is an excellent tree for bird watchers
This is an excellent tree to help attract the birds. Also, you can transplant it quickly, and it is a robust tree, but considered to be weedy by gardeners. It can also handle droughts and heat easily. Supposed to be somewhat slow to grow evergreen. It feels most soils well; however, in poor soil, it may not rise to be any more significant than a bush. There are two different leaf types: Spreading needle leaves and just sharp.
Cedar Tree is a coniferous tree that ranges in color
Cedar Trees are natives of the Mediterranean and the far west Himalayas. They have a pleasant smell due to their resinous wood. Cedars are coniferous trees that can grow up to sixty meters tall. They range in color due to the thickness of the wax layer on their needled leaves. They are medium to dark or bluish green. Their wood is covered with thick, rough, and cracked bark.
Cedar Trees adapt to most any climate
However, some species of cedars are heartier and can live in temperatures a few degrees lower. The Cedar tree has cones that are like those from fir trees. The cones on a cedar tree take about a year to fully mature. Their limbs hang flat and wide with spiral clusters of evergreen colored leaves.
The scientific name Cedrus is derived from the Latin word kédros. This is the same derivation that we get the word citron or citrus from. Cedars are closely related to Juniper trees, but not so close to the fir tree as initially thought. There are many other species of Cedar trees. These are all similar, yet from different areas of the world. Other species include Atlas, Cyprus, Deodar, Lebanon, and Turkish Cedar.
Cedar trees are used in horticulture. They're grown on tree farms and sold as a decoration for the holidays. They're used to make cedar chests, although in North America the Juniperus virginiana is used in their place. Juniperus virginiana is also known as the Red Cedar. Genuine Cedar trees are not native to North America. The foul-tasting resin from Cedarwood is used to repel moths from clothing. This is the origin of the Cedar's chest. Cedar is also a fast-burning wood that emits a sweet-smelling smoke.
USDA Climate Zones 2 through 9
Growth/Year: 13 to 24 inches
Soil Type: Fertile, sterile, thin, clay or rocky
Sun: Full to partial sun