Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'
Western Red Cedar - 12 litres
Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' is one of the best conifers for hedging and screening, with dense, rich green foliage, pleasantly pineapple-scented when crushed. Ideal for a hedge from 1.75m to 3m, growing approximately 60cm per year. A more manageable alternative to Leyland cypress, less susceptible to disease. Also, unlike Leylandii, it will recover when cut back into old wood. Grown as a specimen tree, it makes a handsome large conical tree with a mature height and spread of 20m or more by 6m.
For a hedge, plant 45cm apart in well-prepared, well-drained fertile soil, in sun. Keep well watered and feed in spring with a balanced fertiliser in the first 2 to 3 years. Trim once a year in June or July.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
British nursery grown.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Thuja plicata|
|Common name||Western Red Cedar|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Time to maturity||20 - 50 years|
|Ultimate height||20m +|
|Ultimate spread||8m +|