Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata hedging

From £8.99

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Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) is an ideal conifer hedging plant and will provide a dense, evergreen, conifer hedge.

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens') has distinctive glossy leaves that are mid to dark green and also unknowingly, they are aromatic when crushed with a scent similar to pineapple.

A slower growing confier hedging plant compared to Leylandii, Western Red Cedar makes an ideal hedging plant if you are looking for privacy as it makes a dense hedge and a great windbreak. It is also a great absorber of air pollution so it is ideal to plant in urban gardens or areas that suffer from air pollution. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour None
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour None
  • Grows Up To 8m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
General hedge trimming should be done twice a year, in Spring and again in early Autumn.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

2. Select Size & Quantity:

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  • Western Red Cedar 40/60cm 2L pot
    Western Red Cedar 40/60cm 2L pot
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Western Red Cedar 60/90cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Western Red Cedar 60/90cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    60/90cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £10.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Western Red Cedar 100/125cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Western Red Cedar 100/125cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    100/125cm
    3 year old Root Ball
    Price £19.99
    Planting Density:
    2.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

  • Western Red Cedar 125/150cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Western Red Cedar 125/150cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    125/150cm
    4 year old Root Ball
    Price £25.00 Was £29.99
    Planting Density:
    2 to 2.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £30 or free on orders over £300.

  • Western Red Cedar 250/300cm Root ball
    Western Red Cedar 250/300cm Root ball
    250/300cm
    9 year old Root Ball
    Price £299.99
    Planting Density:
    1.5 per metre
    Requires Equipment:

    Plants are heavy, equipment is required for unloading.

    Min. Quantity: 5
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More Information
Berry ColourNone
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourNone
Grows Up To8m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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