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Thuja plicata

Western Red Cedar, Giant Cedar and Canoe-Cedar.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 0 $ 8.99
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An evergreen tree with dark green summer foliage, red-brown-green foliage in winter. It is native from coastal Alaska to Alberta and down to N. Calif. If left alone and given time it will be a 200\' tree. It can be held to a 6\' dense hedge. Arthur Kruckeburg in his book \'Gardening with Native Plants in the Pacific Northwest\' talks of some of the different uses of this tree and that this is one of the plants that form many of the large hedges in Britain. We started growing it because a customer told us it was the best looking tree she had ever seen. We were looking for an alternative for the Redwoods which are barely hardy here. This tree is hardy here even in gallon containers. In containers here they look pruned without being pruned. Most of our cedar shingles come from this tree. This tree has allelopathic properties. (Its own weed killer)(Rice)

Thuja plicata's foliage type is evergreen.
Thuja plicata's flower color is na.

Communities for Thuja plicata:Mountain Meadow.

ph: 5.00 to 7.00
usda: 5 to 10
height[m]: 2.00 to 60.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 15.00
rainfall[cm]: 100.00 to 1090.00

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