Western Red Cedar
Also known as
Western Arbor-Vitae, British Columbia Cedar, Californian White Cedar, Giant Arbor-Vitae, Nootka Sound Arbor-Vitae, Yellow Cypress, Canoe Cedar, Giant Cedar, Pacific Red-Cedar, Shinglewood, Western red cedar, Giant arborvitae, Western arbovitae, Red cedar, Cedar
Thuja plicata 43570 by (talk) (CC BY-SA 3.0)
20 years to reach maturity
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Western Red Cedar Overview
Thuja plicata is also known as Western Red Cedar. It is a hardy, vigorous, evergreen tree from the Cupressaceae family. This tree forms a pyramid shape, growing up to 35m tall, producing attractive scale-like leaves. The leaves are pointed and aromatic, borne on spreading branches with a drooping habit, turning upwards at the tips. Egg-shaped, brown cones measuring around 1.3cm in length are also produced. Grow in full sun to partial shade, in moist, well-draining soil.
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Other uses of Western Red Cedar
Specimen, hedging. Year-round interest. Timber greenhouses are often made from Western red cedar.
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