Thuja plicata Whipcord (Western Red Cedar)

This dwarf needled evergreen shrub grows in a compact, with gracefully arching branches bearing finely textured green foliage. Slow growth rate.

Spring to winter interest
3 ft tall x 2.5-3 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture

Smooth-margined, narrow, glossy dark green foliage retains it colour into the fall but may have a bronze tinge in winter. Inconspicuous blooms. Slow growth rate. Ideal for topiary. Dense upright conical habit.

Blooms early spring
3-5′ tall x 2-3′ spread
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance
Fragrant insignificant flowers

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Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces large, rounded flower clusters that open lime-green, turn brilliant white during summer, then back to pale green as the season progresses, finally fading in the fall. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-5 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Salt Tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Neutral pH preference

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This needled evergreen gets its common name from the umbrella-like whorls of needles at the ends on the branches. Oval cones appear in the first year, darkening to brown by the second year. Very slow growth rate

HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
25-30 ft tall x 15-20 ft spread

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Green, cream white blooms, slow growth rate, blooms mid to late summer, 3-4 ft tall x 3 ft wide, full sun to partial shade.

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