Wondering how to create a stunning natural landscape? Whether your yard just needs a few new plantings or a complete hedge overhaul, it can be a challenge choosing the right variety for your property. Before you make your final choice, remember, as pretty as you want your landscape to look, it also needs to be functional.
Read on to learn why cedar trees for hedges make supernatural landscapes.
Why Select Cedar Hedges for Landscapes?
No matter the size of your yard, cedars will bring beauty and brilliance to any landscape. This magnificent foliage stays green all year long, adding colour to your property during the cold, winter months.
Cedar trees for hedges offer up a full cluster of advantages, including adding curb appeal, boosting property value, obstructing unattractive views, blocking the wind, absorbing sound, and creating neighbor-friendly borders.
What Are the Best Types of Cedar Trees for Hedges?
When choosing the cedar variety for your property, here are some of the most common species that will deliver that natural wow factor you have been searching for.
Emerald Cedars (Thuja occidentalis, Smaragd, and Emerald green arborvitae) – One of the most purchased hedging shrubs in the Greater Vancouver area, Emerald Cedars are sought-after for their vivid green foliage and year-round beauty. These popular varieties typically grow one vertical foot per year and can reach heights above 20 feet.
Excelsa Cedars (Thuja Plicata, Western Red Cedar, and Arborvitae Excelsa) – A native of the Western Red Cedar family, the Excelsa Cedar is known for its dark green foliage and tall stature. Growing as wide as 10 to 15 feet, the Excelsa Cedar can reach heights of over 30 feet. Because of their robust size, these cedars make ideal windbreakers.
Brandon Cedars (Thuja occidentalis ‘Pyramidalis’) – Close in resemblance to the Emerald Cedar, Brandon Cedars are hardy evergreens that require little maintenance. This cedar will grow to 20 feet or more and as wide as 4 feet. The Brandon Cedar has an exceedingly long lifespan, lasting over 50 years.
What Kind of Soil is Best for Cedars?
If you are concerned that your hedges won’t grow in the type of soil you currently have in your yard, cedar hedging is a perfect choice. One of the reasons why you will find cedar trees on so many properties across the Lower Mainland is their ability to adapt and thrive. Cedars are extraordinarily versatile, capable of flourishing in all kinds of soil.
If you are looking for a natural landscape that is both stunning and durable, reach out to Fraser Valley Cedars—our trees and our service are truly a cut above the rest.
We at Fraser Valley Cedars would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our cedar trees. If you would like a quote over the phone or in-person (at no cost) please get in touch with us today.