White cedar, Thuja occidentalis and western red cedar, Thuja plicata are popular conifers for hedging. They can be planted in sun to semi-shade situations in acidic to alkaline, fresh to moist soils. They create fine hedges and screens up to 15 metres high. Thuja are an impressive species of conifer that is particularly good for producing hedges.
The picture above shows a white cedar / Thuja occidentalis high hedge privacy screen surrounding a swimming pool. The low hedge in the foreground is our box / buxus Elveden instant hedge.
Western red cedar / Thuja plicata and White cedar / Thuja occidentalis take well to cutting and regenerate well after trimming. Thuja are fast growing and will survive in sun to semi-shade. They are wind tolerant and frost hardy.
Our installation team planting a 2-metre-high Thuja Elveden instant hedge.
Like English yew / Taxus baccata, Thuja occidentalis can be trained into any shape for many years. However, cutting into the old wood will, unlike English yew / Taxus baccata, prevent shooting. Neglected Thuja cannot regenerate.