Thuja plicata Atrovirens on our nursery
Thuja plicata Atrovirens on our nursery
Evergreen foliage of Thuja plicata Atrovirens
The mature barck of a Thuja plicata Atrovirens
Small Western Red Cedar from this batch

Thuja plicata Atrovirens

Western Red Cedar

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Please note: Small Thuja are 1.5-1.75m tall supplied in a 55l container.

A form of the Western Red Cedar, Thuja plicata Atrovirens is an important timber tree in its native North America, although it is more commonly used as a hedging conifer in the UK.

Introduced in the mid 1870s, it won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

This large conifer is suited to most soil types however doesn best on moist to well drained soil like most evergreens. Its shiny, green foliage is sometimes likened to the smell of pineapple when crushed.

Of pyramidal form if grown as a specimen tree, it is also a fine subject for hedging and often used as an altnerative to Leyland Cypress however it is slower growing.

Thuja plicata Atrovirens is a large tree at maturity good for parks and gardens.

Mature height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening from ground level,
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.