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Western Red Cedar | Thuja plicata

Excellent for restoration projects. Ornamental. Fragrant wood and foliage.

Learn more in this fascinating article from the Oregon Department of Forestry!


Plant Details

HabitatsRiparian Forests, Bottomland Forests, Shrub Swamp, Wet Prairie
Habitat NotesShrub swamp; Bottomland Forest; Riparian Forest; Wet prairie
Years Planted at Arboretums1996
Mature Height180’
Shade Preferencepart shade
Soil ToleranceMoist to poorly-drained soils
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Provides wildlife forage, cover and food; Provides bank stabilization; Ornamental; Grown for timber production