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Thuja plicata

Western Arborvitae, Giant Arborvitae, Western Red Cedar

Scientific Name:

Thuja plicata

Genus:

Thuja

Species Epithet:

plicata

Common Name:

Western Arborvitae, Giant Arborvitae, Western Red Cedar

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft., 72-100 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April

Habitat Description:

Swamps, riverbanks, river flats. Native to the Pacific Northwest, w. Canada, and Alaska.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Nothing Specified

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Cultivars available.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/thuja-plicata/

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=THPL



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