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Southern Red Cedar

15 years ago

I heard that southern red cedar is drought tolerant. So I'm thinking of planting a couple as a natural screen between my yard and the next year, to obstruct my view of other houses in the 'hood. How tall do these trees grow at maturity? Do they need lots of pruning in first few years? What is the spread of each tree, approx? How far apart should I plant them? And are they generally considered good choices for natural screens? (I've used leyland cypress in the past but am tired of them.)

What is a good source to buy southern red cedar trees in metro Atlanta and when are they "in season", i.e. plentiful supply for sale out there? TIA for any tips!

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