Green Sport Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata 'Green Sport'

Quickly develops into a uniform, narrowly conical tree with shiny foliage that retains its green color well in the winter. Excellent for use as a screen or a specimen. This trouble-free evergreen responds well to regular pruning as a clipped hedge or to create a formal appearance.
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5 - 9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ply-KAY-tuh
LoreThis 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 neccesary 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 MaturityGrows 12 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide in 10 years; 70 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseErosion Control, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

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