Grune Kugel Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata 'Grune Kugel'

SKU
01944
Bright, shiny mint green foliage forms a dense, neat mound. Compact form is great for lining walkways or featuring at the front of shrub borders. Plant en masse to fill small areas. Tips of foliage become an attractive bronze in winter. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationTHOO-yuh ply-KAY-tuh
LoreThe species Thuja plicata is a magnificent cedar, 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 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 MaturitySlow growing; forms a neat mound 12 to 18 in. tall, 18 to 30 in. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureYear-round interest

Thrives in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils; dislikes dry conditions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply a thick layer of mulch to root zone to protect in exposed sites or cold winter regions. Apply fertilizer in early spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

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