Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar
Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar is a very useful species and a popular choice with our customers. It is a tall, multi-functional evergreen conifer.
It has flat sprays of sweetly scented green foliage with brown, oval shaped cones.
In the UK Western Red Cedar is planted for timber production and also for hedging.
The highly durable redwood timber is well regarded as it contains a natural preservative with helps to resist fungal attack.
Western Red Cedar is an excellent hedging species as it is evergreen, dense and is easier to manage than other conifer species such as leyandii. If planting for hedging the normal planting density is 3 plants per metre.