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Do cedar trees grow in Alaska?

Last Updated: 21st April, 2020

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Alaska cedar. Alaska cedar in an interesting medium-sized evergreen tree with gray-green to blue-green foliage that droops from widely spaced branches. Native to moist bottomlands in the Pacific Northwest, it needs consistently moist soil. This plant is also known as false cypress.

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Herein, how fast do Alaskan weeping cedars grow?

It grows fairly slowly, usually adding no more than 12 inches to its height in a growing season, but the tree's exceptionally long lifespan means it will live for a long time once it reaches full height. Its normal spread of 15 to 25 feet gives it a tall, narrow form.

Subsequently, question is, how do you propagate Alaskan weeping cedar?

  1. Take cuttings from white cedar trees in late fall, winter or early spring, when trees are fully dormant and sap is running very slowly.
  2. Cut three to four 6-inch stems from this year's growth of cedar branches with a sharp knife.
  3. Pinch off foliage from the bottom half of each cutting.

Then, where does yellow cedar grow?

Although the natural range is more extensive, occurring south to California, yellow-cedar is primarily an important timber species in British Columbia and Alaska. The wood has a number of desirable characteristics, particularly exceptional strength and decay resistance.

Is yellow cedar a cypress?

Yellow Cedar which has many different names such as Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Sitka Cypress is a much harder wood than Western Red Cedar. It's actually a Cypress tree and not a Cedar. It's used for building aspects where strength and durability are key factors.

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How do you prune a weeping Alaskan cedar?

  1. Examine the tree for any broken limbs and remove them.
  2. Prune off any branches containing yellow or brown needles.
  3. Look at the sides of the tree and prune off any branches that are touching other trees or plants.
  4. Remove any lower-hanging limbs that are touching the ground.
  5. Paghat: Weeping Alaskan Blue Cedar.

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How do you care for a weeping cedar?

Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 7, the weeping Alaskan cedar prefers full sun exposures, though it tolerates partial shade. It grows best in moist, slightly acidic to neutral soil with excellent drainage. Protect trees from southwest winds.

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How do you take care of a weeping cherry tree?

Weeping cherry prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Keep it watered during dry spells and lay a 3- to 4-inch layer of mulch around the tree (but 6 inches away from the base) to help the soil retain moisture. The trees rarely need pruning, except to control size.

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Will deer eat Leyland cypress?

Although deer will eat almost any available plant in times of drought, when nursing or pregnant, certain plant species attract deer. The Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leyandii or Cupressus leylandii) is such a plant.

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How tall does a weeping white spruce get?

Weeping white spruce trees (Picea glauca “Pendula”) are needle-leaved evergreen conifers that are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 2 to 9. They reach a height of 10 feet by the time they are 10 years old and then gradually grow to a mature height of 40 to 50 feet over the next 30 years.

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How big does a blue atlas cedar get?

It grows rapidly when young, then slowly, reaching 40 to 60 feet tall by 30 to 40 feet wide. The trunk stays fairly straight with lateral branches nearly horizontal. Allow plenty of room for these trees to spread.

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How do you care for a weeping blue atlas cedar?

Weeping blue atlas cedar trees like well-draining, deep, loamy soil that is acidic to slightly alkaline. They can grow well in sandy or clay soils as long as the soils drain well. These trees don't like to have wet feet; they prefer average to dry moisture levels. The trees have a moderate tolerance of aerosol salt.

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How big does a weeping Norway spruce get?

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It is a fast-growing tree that can reach 100 to 200 feet in height, with a slender upright form and a single trunk. Its attractive, deep green needles, which can be an inch long, are densely clustered around the shoots and the cones can be 6 inches long.

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What is the difference between cedar and western red cedar?

One main difference between coastal western red cedar and Inland red cedar is the color of the board. There is less iron in the soil where IRC trees are grown. As a result, the color of the board is blonder in nature than coastal western red cedar and it has more of a creamy-caramel hue to it.

Dusan Durchholz

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What is yellow cedar wood used for?

Yellow cedar is fine-textured and straight-grained and its natural extractives make it a decay-resistant wood that is aromatic when cut. Due to its various natural characteristics, yellow cedar is widely used for shingles, poles, marine pilings, oars and paddles, decorative panelling, mouldings, and cabinet work.

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Is yellow cedar a hardwood or softwood?

Alaskan yellow cedar is a durable weather-resistant softwood usually with straight grain and a pale yellow colour that fades to silver when exposed outdoors. It is easy to work with both hand and machine tools and it glues and finishes well.

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Is Yellow Cedar toxic?

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Alaskan Yellow Cedar has been reported to cause skin irritation. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

Jumaria Kirchem

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What does yellow cedar look like?

Scale-like, dark, bluish-green, and slender with sharp points. Unlike western redcedar, the leaves of the yellow-cedar are all alike, so that the leaf-covered twigs appear four-sided rather than flat. Cones are round, 6 to 12 millimetres in diameter, berry-like in the first year and becoming woody as they mature.

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Is a cypress a cedar?

Cypress is the name applied to many plants in the cypress family Cupressaceae, which is a conifer of northern temperate regions. Most cypress species are trees, while a few are shrubs. Cedar is the common name for cedar wood, used for several different trees that grow in different parts of the world.

Yasar Kremer

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Can you grow a cedar tree from a branch?

Methods used. Eastern red cedar is oftentimes propagated by hardwood cuttings. Unlike many other coniferous species, cuttings taken from lateral branches will not give problems with plagiotropism and will grow upright. This makes propagation by cuttings an effective method of propagation.

Shushanik Wienhofen

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How do you start a cedar tree?

Grow a cedar tree from seed.
  1. Pick cones from the ground under the tree or from the tree itself.
  2. Fill a plastic bag halfway with moist sand.
  3. Place the bag in the bottom shelf of a refrigerator in the back, or in a vegetable drawer.
  4. Remove the seeds from the sand carefully at the end of 12 weeks.

Shengyi Lazaro

Reviewer

How do you trim a cedar tree?

During its early years, you can shape the tree into the form you would like it to retain.
  1. Locate the leader of the cedar tree.
  2. Cut the branches nearest the central leader slightly shorter than the leader.
  3. Trim branches near the bottom of the trunk close to the trunk to allow you access under the tree.

Nathaly Korthe

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How do you graft a cedar tree?

Side veneer grafting is most suitable for creating grafted cedar seedlings.
  1. Begin the cedar rootstocks in pots.
  2. Allow the rootstock at least one dormant cycle; leave the potted seedlings outdoors for 6 to 8 weeks while the weather is cold but there is no frost.
  3. Choose scions from established cedar trees.

Hoover Herradon

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How do you propagate eastern red cedar?

Red cedars can also be propagated via cuttings. Cuttings should be taken in late fall, winter or spring when the tree is dormant and the sap has slowed. Try to take the cutting in the early morning. To grow a cedar from a cutting, you will need a 3- to 6-inch piece of current year's growth.