Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'

9cm pot £6.99
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Buy Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' western red cedar: One of the best conifers for hedging

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: deep, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    To find out more about how to plant a hedge, click here

    This wonderful Western red cedar has attractive sprays of dark green foliage and is a valuable hedging plant for a sunny, sheltered site. Left untrimmed it forms a tall, columnar to conical shape, that makes an excellent specimen for the larger garden.

  • Garden care: Wearing gardening gloves trim hedges twice a year - in spring and again in late summer. Protect from cold winds, particularly the newly planted specimens.

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Eventual height & spread

Nice hedging


Fast growing fragrant hedging

Johnny Utah

North Somerset




I bought 6 of these to make a short hedge. So far 5 are doing well but one has died (my fault I got too close with the strimmer!)




Not sure these are the best value


Was drawn in by the half price offer but think you could get them cheaper elsewhere. Although, are the usual great quality of crocus plants.


North Yorkshire

Time will tell


Planted in poor , unprepared soil as on our boundary but have survived and hoping their second year will bring significant growth!




Great hedging plant


Packaged well and arrived undamaged and healthy, grew on for a time in pots then transferred to replace a hedge which had died. Growing on strongly now with a rich dark green.





4.2 5


If planting Western Red Cedar for a hedge on a boundary, what is the best distance to plant from the boundary line? I don't want the hedge to grow beyond the boundary line. Thanks,

Lawn Man

Hello, It will really depend on how dedicated you are at clipping it as these plants can get quite large and if un-clipped it will have a spread of around 9 metres on maturity. Therefore if you do not wish to trim it, then you should plant it at least 4.5m away from the fence, but if you are going to keep it well clipped, then keeping in mind that mature hedges generally have a depth of 1.5m or so, you could plant it as close as 75cm away from the fence.


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