Care Guide for Brodie Eastern Red Cedar Evergreen Tree

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.