Western Red Cedar ( Thuja plicata )
Tree, conifer evergreen, narrow conical
Height : 1.15m to 2.1m included
Origin : Northwest of North America
Environment : mountains, on fresh soils
Climate : cool, cold
The Western Red Cedar is not a real Cedar but a member of the Cupressaceae family. It thrives in snowy winters and cool humid summers. The waterproof timber was used by Native Americans to build canoes and totems. It is popular in city parks for the majestic
look. In spite of the attitude to grow big and tall, gardeners also prune it to shape low sized hedges, due to the ability of the plant to resist severe pruning.