I struggled with what to plant to replace all the trees removed along our easement to the neighbors driveway. I went with an incense cedar as part of a conifer mix to create a permanent screen. It likes sun, which may or may not be bad – the easement is definitely shaded in the morning and evening but gets a blast of sun mid-day.
I like that this tree stays somewhat narrow, only gets about 40′ tall, and supposedly smells wonderful on hot days. I also think the flat, vertical sprays of needles will create a nice contrast to both the sitka spruce and thuja green giants flanking it on either side.
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!