Grune Kugel Western Red Cedar
Thuja plicata 'Grune Kugel'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|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.|
|Key Feature||Year-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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9