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Thuja plicata



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Thuja plicata
Western redcedar

A large western native evergreen tree with a conical habit and a fast growth rate. It has been heavily utilized for its rot-resistant wood. It is also the wood of choice for native American totem poles.

Habit:Conical to wide conical, formal, single leader, dense and full to the ground, buttressed trunk, slightly pendulous tertiary branches
Size:60-100' high
Color:Dark green
Texture:Medium becoming medium-fine with age
Hardiness:Zone 4a USDA, with selection of cold-hardy cultivars and proper siting; more commonly to zone 5a and warmer
Habitat:S.W. Alaska Vancouver, B.C. - California
Family:Cupressaceae

 
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