The southern red cedar is a low-maintenance tree that makes an elegant statement in South Florida home landscapes. This densely-foliated, wide, oval evergreen grows fairly quickly, reaching heights up to 40 feet with a 25-foot spread. Not actually a cedar, this tree is a member of the juniper family, a group known for ease of care.
These trees have beautiful emerald-green, soft, fine foliage and provide dense cover and shelter for wildlife. Flowers are fragrant, and like all flowers, they are attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
Source: South Florida Plant Guide