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Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)

Western Red Cedar is a large evergreen conifer that can tolerate shade, it grows well with Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock, it also makes an excellent hedge if trimmed. It is one of the most shade tolerant species of conifers, it will establish and grow in the shade of others. It prefers a damper soil and can grow up to 70m high. The size of each plant is between 15 – 50cm in height from the root plug.

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  • Product Description

    Western Red Cedar is one of the most shade tolerant species of conifers, it will establish and grow in the shade of others. It prefers a damper soil and can grow up to 70m high.

    The natural elegance of Western Red Cedar's rich, reddish-brown tones makes a great addition to any garden, either as a boundary or centrepiece. Its fine-grained texture and rustic charm add a touch of sophistication to any garden landscape, creating a picturesque backdrop for your botanical masterpiece.

    Whether basking in the summer sun or weathering winter's chill, this resilient tree maintains its vibrant greenery, ensuring your garden remains vibrant and protected.

    Create a sense of privacy and seclusion within your garden retreat using Western Red Cedar as a natural screen. With its dense foliage and towering presence, this majestic tree provides both visual and auditory privacy, allowing you to enjoy moments of serenity away from the outside world.

    Embrace the practical benefits of Western Red Cedar as it offers shade and shelter to delicate plants and garden dwellers alike. Planting these trees strategically not only provides relief from the summer heat but also creates a cool and comfortable environment for all who inhabit your garden sanctuary.

    With its natural resistance to pests and decay, this resilient tree requires minimal maintenance, allowing you to spend less time on chores and more time basking in the beauty of your garden retreat.

    Invest in the enduring beauty and longevity of your garden with Western Red Cedar. As a symbol of sustainability and natural beauty, these trees stand as a testament to the timeless allure of nature, ensuring your garden remains a source of joy and inspiration for generations to come.


    Tree Attributes

    • Can be planted in normal, chalk and clay soils
    • Can survive in some shade
    • Can be planted inland, on the coast and also on exposed sites
    • Fast growing (30-60cm per year)
    • Tolerates high rain falls
    • Produces scent of cedars and apple
  • Our Commitment

    Our trees are planted, grown and cared for on site. This means, once the seeds are delivered to us we plant them, establish them in our polytunnels and then harden them off. The trees you are delivered have been with us since seed and we look after them until the moment they leave.

    Every tree is handpicked and packaged with the utmost care and attention to ensure your trees are delivered fighting fit to help against climate change. 

    For more information, please visit the About Us page

  • Deliveries

    All postage and packaging charges for products delivered to the Mainland UK are included within the price. Additional charges apply for Northern Ireland, The Highlands & Scottish Isles, The Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man when ordering more than 8 trees.

    As a guide, orders for 8 plants or more will be sent via a courier, 8 plants or fewer will be sent by Royal Mail.

    For more information, please visit the Delivery page

  • Refunds

    Your happiness is our business and that is why we individually check every single tree that we send out. If you have a concern about your tree, please get in touch with us within 7 days so that we can diagnose the issue. Very rarely, we might ask you to send the tree back to us in secure packaging to help us identify the issue but often we can identify the issue with photographs.

    For more information, please visit the Refunds page

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