Western Red Cedar Tree

Western Red Cedar Tree

Western Red Cedar Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Thuja plicata
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist well drained soil but does well in clay; needs protection from wind
Texture:   Fine
Form:   Conical
Height:   50 to 80'
Weight:   15 to 20
Leaf:   Rich green graceful foliage with white marks underneath; keeps foliage color in winter
Flower/Fruit:   .5" erect female cones
Comments:    Strong wood; cast dense shade; cinnamon red bark when young; does not tolerate salt spray; long lived
Habit:   Evergreen
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