Mountain Cedar Tree
Mountain areas are hard to grow for most tree varieties. There some cedar species known as mountain cedar trees which can survive in high-altitude locations. Most of them are evergreen trees which can also tolerate drought or moist conditions. Some people will have allergic symptoms called “cedar fever” on some mountain cedar varieties like the Rock Cedar etc.
Rock Cedar, also called as Ashe Juniper, is a common small-sized cedar tree planted in the United States. They prefer to live in full sunlight and well-drained soil to grow well. They can also tolerate partial shade and drought environment as well. They produce small green foliage which emit fragrance in spring and summer. Their berry fruits can feed a number of wild animals and birds. In spring the pollen will be released from the male trees for pollination purposes. Many people will suffer from the allergies caused by these pollen in spring called “cedar fever”.
The weeping cedar is another cedar type which is named after the weeping needle leaves handing on the branches. These trees are slow-growing trees which can grow up to 50 feet in height. They can tolerate drought conditions and acidic soil types well. They are evergreen trees which will produce attractive blossoms in summer.
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