Western Red Cedar Hedge Plants

  • Free Delivery
Free Returns
5 Years Guarantee For signed up members
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Screening
  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
30/50 cm Bareroot Out of Stock £3.48Out of Stock£3.12Out of Stock£2.64Out of Stock£2.28Out of Stock£1.92
  Prices include VAT



Cedar, Western Red needs...
  • Bamboo canes - 90cms

    Bamboo Canes

    From £0.30

  • Rabbit Spirals

    Spirals, Perforated

    From £0.42

  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


    From £6.00

Thuja Plicata Hedging

Western Red Cedar, Thuja plicata, is a big, vigorous, evergreen conifer with flaky bark when it is mature and rich green aromatic leaves. It can be clipped and used for formal hedging, or grown as tall screening. Mature trees tend to be slender and straight, with slightly droopy, lush, leafy branches down to ground level unless they are in a shady forest situation, where they will drop their lower branches.

See our selection of evergreen hedging plants or see our full range of hedging.

Growing Western Red Cedar Trees

This tree is tolerant of shade and will grow on chalky soils.
In Britain, this tree will reach about 30m. The largest Red Cedar alive today is 55 metres, but there was a tree that was destroyed by fire in 1972 that was 71 metres tall - that tree was about 700 years old.

Red Cedar Hedging:

Only use this plant as a hedge if you know that you will clip it every year, without fail. It cannot be hard pruned if it gets overgrown (well, it can, but the resulting bald patches are not desireable!). As a mature hedge, trim it twice a year for best results, in June and again in September.

While it is gaining height, you can clip it once a year in September, but you must remember to clip it! If you don't clip it as it is growing, you will end up with a loose hedge that cannot be made thick again, whatever you do. We don't want to give you the wrong impression, Western Red Cedar is a lovely hedge plant, but if you are a low maintenance lover and don't want too much responsibility, use Yew instead.

The rot resistant wood of the Western Red cedar has been used for a wide range of purposes from garden sheds to Native American canoes. Mature wood contains a powerful fungicide called Thujaplicin, which makes the timber so durable. Red Cedars were of huge importance to the Native Americans of the Northwest Coast of America and felling a tree using only stone tools and controlled fires would take them a couple of weeks. The fibrous bark was very useful for essential products like rope, clothes and baskets.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)


    including VAT per order


    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT

Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

We do use cookies, which are bits of code that stay on your browser. They help you to buy products from us online in a convenient and secure manner, and help us to improve and give you the smooth service that you desire.

Thank you, The Ashridge Nurseries Team.

Back to top