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Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' | Western Red Cedar 'Atrovirens' - 150-250cm, 50lt

Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' | Western Red Cedar 'Atrovirens' - 150-250cm, 50lt

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Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' is a vigorous, fast-growing, coniferous, evergreen tree of pyramidal habit, with reddish-brown peeling bark, and aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves that grow in spreading or dropping sprays. They may turn bronze in winter. When crushed, the foliage has pineapple scent. It bears attractive, egg-shaped cones. Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' grows best in fertile, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. It doesn’t like dry conditions and prefers cool summer climates. Resistant to frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh, drying winds. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. If grown as a hedge, it needs to be trimmed twice a year. Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' can be a great specimen or accent plant, but since it grows fast and is tolerant of hard pruning and trimming, it is ideal for creating beautiful formal hedges and screens. Great as a background plant or for beds and borders.
  • Common Name

    Western Red Cedar 'Atrovirens'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, England

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves that grow in spreading or dropping sprays

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year


no fruit

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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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