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Types of Cedar Trees

Arborvitae
Arborvitae

Cedar & Arborvitae Cedar & Arborvitae Talking about cedars and arborvitae is somewhat confusing because many of the trees we call "cedar" are actually junipers, arborvitae or some other species altogether. We have therefore chosen to group all of these trees into one "Cedar & Arborvitae" category. Click on one of the pictures or names below for more information.

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Cedrus Atlantica
Cedrus Atlantica

Cedrus atlantica, the Atlas cedar, is a cedar native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, to the Rif, and to the Tell Atlas in Algeria. A majority of the modern sources treat it as a distinct species Cedrus atlantica, but some sources consider it a subspecies of Lebanon cedar.

Cedrus Libani
Cedrus Libani

Cedrus libani, commonly known as the Cedar of Lebanon or Lebanon cedar, is a species of cedar native to the mountains of the Eastern Mediterranean basin. It is an evergreen conifer that can reach 40 m (130 ft) in height. It is the national emblem of Lebanon and is widely used as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens.

Deodar Cedar
Deodar Cedar

The Deodar cedar grows to a height of 40–70' and a spread of 20–40' at maturity. Growth Rate This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

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Eastern red Cedar
Eastern red Cedar

The eastern redcedar tree is a common sight throughout most of the plains states and eastern United States on road cuts, in fence rows and scattered across abandoned fields—especially where limestone soils are present.

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Oriental Arbor-Vitae
Oriental Arbor-Vitae

Oriental arborvitae grows as either a large shrub or a small tree. Starting off rather dense and compact, the canopy opens up with age. The needles are scale-like and bright green.

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Western Redcedar
Western Redcedar

The western redcedar is actually an arborvitae - a “false” cedar. The spelling of the name “redcedar” as one word indicates The spelling of the name “redcedar” as one word indicates

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