Thuja plicata ‘Atrovirens’ Thuja

Western Red Cedar

Description: Narrow, upright growing and densely branched tree with cinnamon-red shredding bark. Has vibrant mid-dark green foliage which is glossier than other conifers, and aromatic when crushed.

History: In cultivation since 1874. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Thuja Growing Tips: Grow in moist but well-drained soil, will tolerate shallow chalk soil. Protect from drying winds especially when young. Suitable for hedging or screening.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m


  • Tree shape: Conical
  • Evergreen
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Scented foliage
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Award-winning
  • Suitable for hedging
  • Needs well-draining site

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