Care Guide for Brodie Eastern Red Cedar
- Select an area with full sun.
- Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough for the top of the root ball to be parallel with the ground level.
- Plant the tree upright and backfill with excavated soil, tamping down to eliminate air pockets.
- Soak with a hose and take care not to leave any gaps around the root ball.
- Prefers well-draining soil.
- Suitable for clay, alkaline, and compacted soils, avoid wet and soggy.
- Apply 2-3 inches of organic mulch around the entire planting area.
- Helps retain moisture and suppress weeds.
- Thrives in full sun.
- Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep and strong root system.
- Once established, water only during extended periods of drought.
- Fertilize during early spring with a slow-release, well-balanced fertilizer.
- Pruning is not necessary.
- If left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 35 feet.
- Avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months.