Whipcord Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'

SKU
06657
A dense, multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with finely textured, green foliage and gracefully arching branches. Foliage turns bronze in winter. Excellent for use as a specimen plant or in group plantings for added appeal in the landscape.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSmoke Tree (Cotinus); Spirea (Spiraea); Rose (Rosa); Weigela (Weigela); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil in a sheltered location; avoid extremely dry sites. In harsh winter areas, apply a thick layer of mulch to protect root zone. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

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