Southern heat can provide challenges for many types of needled evergreens including cedars. We have worked extensively for many years with cedars and have a template of material we work with. Whether you are working with native Eastern Red Cedar or favorites such as Deodar Cedar or Cryptomeria we can create a landscape installation which takes advantages of their colors and needle textures.
This Southern favorite with it’s feathery needled foliage and blue-green color is highly valued in the landscapes. Drought and heat tolerant as well as moderately fast growing make this an ideal choice for sunnier spots. With many different cultivars available from blues to green and upright to weeping, Deodar Cedar is a good choice for southern landscapes.
Native to Eastern North America, Eastern Red Cedar is hard to beat as a landscape plant. Often overlooked in landscapes, this plant is increasingly being used due to it’s great screening properties, beautiful coloration and drought tolerance. These can be used as stand alone trees, privacy screens or in clusters. Fall “berries” also add interest as well.
Western Red Cedar, long a favorite in the Pacific Northwest, is increasingly available as a landscape screening plant in the Southeast. With its consistent and dense growth habit and freedom from insect pests, Western Red Cedar is worth considering as a landscape screening plant where it is available.