Green Sport Western Red Cedar
Thuja plicata 'Green Sport'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
|Botanical Pronunciation||THOO-yuh ply-KAY-tuh|
|Lore||This is magnificent cedar is much revered by the northwest Native peoples. Such was their respect and dependence on this tree that it was called "tree of life." The soft yet durable wood of Thuja plicata was used to build longhouses and dugout canoes, as well as numerous items necessary for daily life. Fiber was woven from strips of bark to create clothing, bedding and mats, and branchlets and roots added strength to heavy rope and baskets.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Grows 12 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide in 10 years; 70 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide with age.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Daylily (Hemerocallis)|
Provide deep, organically rich, moist, well-drained soil; avoid extremely dry sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9