Often seen colonizing abandoned farm fields just outside DC, the red cedar is an evergreen tree with beautiful reddish-brown bark and small cones that are eaten by birds and other wildlife. Red cedars are very low to no-maintenance and can thrive in urban soils.
Size and Light Requirements
Red cedars prefers full sun, and within about 40 years may attain a height of 30 feet.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, DC.