Brodie Eastern Red Cedar Evergreen Tree
Brodie Eastern Red Cedar Tree, Easy-to-grow evergreen that shines
Brodie Eastern Red Cedar Tree, Juniperus Virginiana is a fast growing, dense columnar evergreen tree, that offers vibrant evergreen foliage, making this upright juniper tree is ideal to fit into almost any garden space. Red Cedars are tough, attractive and highly durable, has fantastic tolerance to heat, cold and drought. this is one of the hardiest junipers you can grow, they are considered one of the most popular upright juniper on the market by most growers, they can thrive and grow anywhere across the country, they are extremely easy to grow, no matter where you live, especially since they thrive in virtually all soil types. Eastern Red Cedar Tree can be planted as a focal point in smaller spaces or can act as a perfect hedge or screen in larger backyards.
Growth habit is columnar in shape with very dense branches. can grow in zones 3-9, Growth rate is about 2-3ft a year is considered a fast growing tree , Mature height is 25-35 feet tall within 15 years, Mature width is 6-8 feet wide, making it a good selection for those desiring a privacy hedge, wind barrier or a privacy tree, plant it along streets, fences or even as a standalone, it thrives without effort even in the coldest parts of the country. Once established is drought tolerant, but it should be watered deeply during extended dry periods. Water well in late fall to protect from winter injury.
Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
Growing Zones: 3-9
Growth Rate: 2-3ft/Year
Mature Height: 25-35ft
Mature Width: 6-8ft
Growth form: Dense-Columnar
Foliage Color: Bright Green
Soil Conditions: Wide range of soils
PLANT BENEFITS AND KEY FEATURES
• We believe in the power of plants to lift the spirit, calm the mind and clean the air
• Plants can reduce stress and anxiety by spending time close to nature caring for them
• Great choice to increase property value with a low maintenance evergreen
DESIGN IDEAS AND LANDSCAPE USES
Brodie Eastern Red Cedar Junipers with its dense evergreen foliage, can be excellent privacy trees when lined in rows or staggered to form a hedge style along fences on backyards creating a complete privacy screen, they also create windbreaks reducing wind conditions during winter months and also during hot summer months as well. Great choice for Erosion Control, avoid soil spilling during heavy rains.
Natural fencing is becoming more and more popular thanks to the proliferation of fast growing trees and shrubs, allowing a much more environmentally friendly, sympathetic and unobtrusive method of shielding yourself from prying eyes. There are many natural options available to you for the purpose of screening, whether it is for a sizeable length of your land or just something for a corner. Brodie Eastern Red Cedar sets itself apart from most all of the options when it comes to trees, thanks to its wonderful color, highly unusual structure and form.
care & maintenance
HOW TO CARE FOR BRODIE EASTERN RED CEDAR TREE
Before purchasing a Brodie Eastern Red Cedar Tree, read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and flourishing.
PLANTING recommendations, select an area with FULL SUN, Eastern Red Cedar Trees are easily grown in a wide range of soils, including clay, alkaline and compacted soils, avoid wet soggy soils, once established Eastern Red Cedar Trees are highly adaptable. When it’s time to plant your tree, Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level, this is very important, planting the tree deeper than the original top soil line may severely damage the tree. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, gently press down as you fill the hole and thoroughly soak with a hose to ensure air pockets are eliminated, Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply the mulch over the entire planting area.
LIGHT, Thrives in full sun.
WATER your Eastern Red Cedar Brodie deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep and strong root system, increase frequency during extremely hot days, you should always verify the top 2-3 inches of soil, if dry to the touch is time to water, you can reduce frequency of watering once the tree is established.
FERTILIZE your cypress trees during spring before new growth begins, Applying a slow-release, 180 days duration, well balance fertilizer is probably the simplest solution and least expensive.
PRUNING the Eastern Red Cedar Tree is not necessary, if left to grow naturally it may reach heights of up to 35 feet, if desire the Brodie can be planted as a hedge along fence lines, it can be hedge at a desired height of your choice and will help make the tree more dense creating complete privacy. Avoid pruning during the hottest and coldest months to avoid strain on the tree.
MAINTAINING the Eastern Red Cedar Tree is simple, they require little or no upkeep, they are disease and pests resistance which eliminates the need for spraying chemicals which can be very harsh to our environments.
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