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THUJA plicata

Commonly known as Western red cedar

Conical-columnar tree with red-brown bark and aromatic foliage.
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individually £11.50 each, 10+ £10.00 each

  • Evergreen - scale-like, ovate mid- to dark green leaves, whitish green beneath.
  • Height - 20-35m (70-115ft)
  • Spread - 6-9m (20-30ft)
  • Conifer - produces small female cones to 1.5cm (½in) long with hooked scales.
  • Tree - fissured bark and billowing lower branches with flat, horizontal or hanging sprays of foliage.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold drying winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - introduced by Cornish plant hunter William Lobb (1809-1864) in 1853.
  • Medicinal properties - oil used in aromatherapy.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, aphids, Coryneum canker
  • Place of origin - western North America
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - fruity fragrance when crushed.
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Narrowly columnar - - or conical
20-35m (70-115ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-9m (20-30ft)
 

Buy Varieties of THUJA plicata

THUJA plicata 'Whipcord'  AWARD

THUJA plicata 'Whipcord'  >


Commonly known as: Western red cedar.
Forms a dome of whipcord-like weeping foliage
£14.50 each

THUJA plicata 'Zebrina'  AWARD

THUJA plicata 'Zebrina'  >


Commonly known as: Western red cedar.
Lemon-scented foliage, striped green and gold
£13.50 each

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