Tree & Hedge Company

Western red cedar

Thuja plicata

A popular, fast-growing densely branched evergreen conifer hedge and screen.

Soil types
Suitable for all soil types
Likes full sun to partial shade
Annual growth rate
Annual growth fast 30cm
Tolerates wind and pollution, Sound barrier
High hedges, Privacy screening, Close pruned boundary hedges
Shallow with dense network
Coastal planting tolerance
Suitable for coastal planting
Formal hedge pruning
Prune March, June, September
Informal hedge pruning

An impressive close pruned garden hedge, western red cedar creates fine hedges and high screening up to 15 metres high.

Flattened twigs have many branches with scales stacked like roof shingles. Glossy dark green on top and white underneath and a pleasant fragrance when crushed or brushed against. Flowers and small cones are inconspicuous.

Our Prices

£109.50 per metre (supply only)

£148.20 per metre (supply, plant & guarantee)

The above costs are for our award winning, fully formed, instant hedges at 1.2 metres (4ft) high. 1.5m (5ft) and 1.8m (6ft) high options are also available. Prices are based on 50 linear metres of hedge supply and are subject to haulage charges within 50 miles of our nursery although we can also deliver to anywhere within the UK. Our guarantee is subject to the inclusion of our automatic irrigation system being installed whilst the planting of the hedge is carried out and also the following on monitoring aftercare costs carried out by one of our maintenance operatives. Costs will be provided for this service. All of our hedges are subject to availability at time of ordering. If required, hedge ends cost £75.00 each.

Instant Hedge Projects

Browse some of our recent instant hedge installations with our latest case studies below.