Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata

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A very large evergreen tree, that has a narrow pyramid shape; the largest in the cypress family.
Aromatic, glossy, scale-like, sharply-pointed leaves are held in large drooping sprays on spreading branches that curve upwards at the end.
Cones are egg-shaped and around 1.3cm long

Growing Conditions:
Grows best in moist but well-drained soil.

Value To Wildlife:
The dense foliage provides cover and habitats for a variety of birds and wildlife.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival. Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds. If looking to use a tree guard when planting Western Red Cedar whips, we recommend using a mesh tree guard, in order to ensure the young trees have adequate ventilation. For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.13 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    No
  • Flowering

    No
  • Fruit

    Seed Cone
  • Growth rate

    Vigorous
  • Maximum height

    45-70m
  • Time to maximum height

    10-20 years
  • Tree type

    Coniferous