Grune Kugel Western Red Cedar
Thuja plicata 'Grune Kugel'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||THOO-yuh ply-KAY-tuh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; forms a neat mound 12 to 18 in. tall, 18 to 30 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Lilac (Syringa); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9