Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) hedge plants description Western Red Cedar hedging plants From £ 1.99 | In stock See hedging sizes and prices below or click here Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) is a great alternative to Leylandii hedging, as it is slower growing but still provides a dense, evergreen, conifer hedge. The glossy leaves are mid to dark green, aromatic when crushed, and hang gracefully in sprays. It can produce small cones. Its average growth rate is 45/60cm and it should be clipped to shape in early autumn. View our full range of conifer hedging plants or have a look at our brilliant evergreen alternatives. Western Red Cedar grows in sun or shade and in any well drained soil - see our entire plants for shade collection here.Unlike Leylandii, Western Red Cedar can be cut back into old wood. The tall stature and delightful green shades of Western Red Cedar makes it the ideal background to smaller, colourful plants as it magnifies their colours making them stand out within a garden - see our large range of colourful shrubs. Western Red Cedar is also highly scented and is known to exhibit scents similar to pineapple. Crush its leaves between your hands and enjoy its smell as this process enhances its delightful smell. If conifers aren't for you but fragrance is on your wish list, view our complete collection of fragrant hedging alternatives. Prices shown are the price per plant. Recommended planting densities are shown but this is very much a matter of choice and you can increase or reduce the density depending on your level of patience. Cell grown plants are normally planted at 4 per metre in a single row or 6 per metre in a double staggered row. See also our Advice section on Planting Density on the right hand side of our website. If you have any questions on this species, please contact us. You can phone us on 01257 263873 (we're here 7 days a week, until 7pm weekdays in peak autumn and spring seasons), email us at or if you'd like to speak on the phone but would like us to pay for the phone call (and why not!) then use our Request a Call Back facility. Just put your phone number in the subject area of this email address [email protected] and one of our experienced advisors will call you back within 15 minutes. [email protected] Thuja plicata cell grown, pot grown and instant hedging plants are available all year round. Root Ball plants are only available from mid- October to mid-May. New ranges of topiary, turf, topsoil, ornamental trees and perennial border plants now available - all at free delivery on orders over £100. Discounts Our website automatically discounts all orders other than our discounted packs and some of our larger plants. The larger the order the greater the discount; please see our discount kick in points below. The shopping cart section will also calculate for you how much more you would need to spend to get a higher discount. Just "add to cart" to see how much discount applies. 10% off orders over £2000 7.5% off orders over £1000 5% off orders over £500 2.5% off orders over £250 Pot grown English Western Red Cedar Grown and delivered in containers, these Western Red Cedar plants are available for year round planting. Root ball Western Red Cedar Available during the dormant season, plants are field grown and cared for, before being lifted with the root-mass enclosed in a ball of soil protected by a biodegradable, hessian sack. This growing method often produces exceptionally bushy plants which will be a number of years old. Instant Western Red Cedar hedging / troughs Pre-formed Western Red Cedar hedging, delivered in troughs year round, ready to go straight into the ground for instant, impactful effect. Discounted cell grown Western Red Cedar also see cell grown discounted packs > The step between pot grown and bare root Western Red Cedar, these small plants are grown in 'cells', similar to plug plants, and then lifted, wrapped and delivered, year round, ready to go straight into the ground.