Cedar Mulch is shredded and has a reddish-brown color and pleasing aroma. It contains cedar oil and therefore lasts longer than most mulch. Because Cedar Mulch has a fibrous texture, it tends to hold together on sloped surfaces. A native Texas recycled product, Cedar Mulch is reported to repel insects, decompose slowly and hold its color longer than cypress. It is one of the finest mulches on the market.