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Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' | Western Red Cedar 'Atrovirens' - 170-180cm - 30lt

Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' | Western Red Cedar 'Atrovirens' - 170-180cm - 30lt

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Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens', or Western Red Cedar 'Atrovirens' is a tall, vigorous, pyramidal, coniferous, evergreen tree with reddish-brown peeling bark, and dropping sprays of aromatic, glossy, scale-like, deep green leaves, bronze tinged in winter, with pineapple scent when crushed. It produces attractive, egg-shaped, brown cones. Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' grows best in fertile, moist, well-drained soils, but can adapt to a wide range of soils. It is not a demanding plant and requires very little maintenance. It thrives in full sun, but is tolerant of partial shade. It is very resistant to frost, but needs to be protected from harsh, drying winds. It doesn’t like hot, humid climates, and can’t tolerate drought. Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' is a perfect plant for hedges and privacy screens. It is fast-growing and suitable for trimming. It is also great as a specimen plant in large informal, cottage, and woodland gardens.
  • Common Name

    Western Red Cedar 'Atrovirens'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, England

  • Flower


  • Foliage

    sprays of aromatic, glossy, scale-like, deep green leaves, bronze tinged in winter

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit

conical, upright

Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

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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Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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