The Thuja Plicata Atrovirens is often known as Western Red Cedar. It is a large evergreen conifer which is great for hedges of five feet and over. It is fast growing with a bushy upright structure to it. It is a perfect hedge to help improve privacy on your land as they can grow into a fantastic natural screen. Along with providing more privacy, they can help noise reduction and act as a windbreak, as well as being great at providing shelter for wildlife too. Although it grows quickly, it is a great alternative hedge to a Green Leylandii as it does a similar job, but doesn’t grow as quickly.
The Thuja Plicata Atrovirens prefers to be planted in a full sunlight position but can tolerate shade. It loves a chalky soil but survives well in clay, sand and loam too. As long as the soil is moist and well draining, you can’t really go wrong. It does well in either exposed or sheltered spots, making it a great all round hedge. It may take anywhere between twenty to fifty years, but the Thuja Plicata Atrovirens can reach heights of over twelve metres, as well as its width reaching over eight metres too.
To help keep your hedge under control and at the desired size, we would recommend pruning it once a year in either the spring or autumn. To get a thick, dense hedge, we’d suggest you plant your Thuja Plicata Atrovirens two feet apart, so they can grow together and entwine into your perfect hedge. Why not have look at the range of Thuja Plicata Atrovirens plants we have available? For more information on this plant or any of our other hedging varieties, contact our specialist team members for more information.
Beautiful bushy plants grown in our fields for several years, they are lifted in season (October-Early May) with the immediate root ball which is wrapped in hessian for protection. Strong plants giving instant impact at moderate cost.
These are convenient hedging plants are grown in pre-clipped 1 metre long sections to give immediate impact from the moment of planting. Instant hedging plants are available for delivery and planting all year round.