Grune Kugel Western Red Cedar
Thuja plicata 'Grune Kugel'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; forms a neat mound 12 to 18 in. tall, 18 to 30 in. wide.|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||The 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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