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Thuja plicata

For sale by Grahame Oakey, (Acorn Trees and Shrubs), hmcw, Freeman of WCFM

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Many more rare/choice conifers and broad leaves, send message for full list. Prices are ex vat, ex nursery, 50% surcharge ex vat for orders under £250 ex vat. I currently have many broadleaves(large and small) to dispose of at little more than cost.

Plant Size
Total Price
90cm × 20cm

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Plant Finder: about Thuja plicata

Common names

Western red cedar, Giant arborvitae, Western arbovitae, Red cedar, Cedar


Thuja plicata (Western red cedar). This is a common tree in the Northwest, with dark green lacy, scale-like leaves, turning bonze in the winter. It is used extensively as a source of timber, and grows well in cool moist soils and will need partial shade in hot inland areas.


They will tolerate the cold, and will grow well in well drained soil, they prefer full sun and dislike dry conditions. Prune in late summer. Once it is established (in native areas), it will need no water.

Interest and use

Specimen, hedging. Year-round interest.

Timber greenhouses are often made from Western red cedar.

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Thuja plicata | Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

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