Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata)

Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata)

Western Red Cedar, also known as Great Western Arborvitae, Canoe Cedar, Pacific Red Cedar and Giant Red Cedar is found in the wilderness of the northwestern parts of the United States and Canada. It is usefully cultivated to form hedges and for screening. The leaves are scaly with a glossy green color, and are aromatic. The bark is reddish-brown, with foliage that turns brownish-bronze in winter. The more common varieties are: Atrovirens, Emerald Cone, Zebrina, Stoneham Gold, Green Giant and Fastigiata.

A good amount of choices are available as far as the variety of cedars is concerned. You can wisely and artfully choose one that fulfills your landscaping needs, and be happy with the shade, aroma and beauty that the cedar would lend to your garden / backyard for the rest of your life.

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