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American Cedar


Height and Spread American cedars can grow 4.5 metres or more in height and may have a crown width of 3 to 5 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Grows best in deep, moist loam in well drained soil in partial shade to full sun. Susceptible to winter burn.

Form American cedars are an upright, columnar coniferous tree whose branches create a pyramid shape when mature.

Flower/seeds Purplish-brown flowers turn into light brown cones approximately 1 cm long which contains tiny seeds.

Leaf Tiny, dark green or yellow-green scaled leaves that grow in a row of four on the branch.

Bark/wood Bark is usually grey and in mature trees appears to be shredded.

Fruit Not applicable

Pruning Prune to keep shape and remove damaged limbs. Sterilize pruning saws and shears with methanol (gasoline anti-freeze) between cuts and between trees.

Problems (Disease/Insects)

Spider mites