Whipcord Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'

Item 6657


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

A dense, multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with finely textured, green foliage and gracefully arching branches. Foliage turns bronze in winter. Excellent for use as a specimen plant or in group plantings for added appeal in the landscape.

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Average Size at Maturity
Slow growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.
Botanical Name: Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact ,   Mounding
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Easy Care, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Conifer; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Cottage ,   Rustic

Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil in a sheltered location; avoid extremely dry sites. In harsh winter areas, apply a thick layer of mulch to protect root zone. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize in early spring.


The species Thuja plicata is a magnificent cedar, much revered by the northwest Native peoples. Such was their respect and dependence on this tree that it was called "tree of life." The soft yet durable wood was used to build longhouses and dugout canoes, as well as numerous items necessary for daily life. Fiber was woven from strips of bark to create clothing, bedding and mats, and branchlets and roots added strength to heavy rope and baskets.

Customer Reviews

A great vigorous evergreen
by Beth , April 30, 2017

This plant really stood up against a beating. I had to move it twice after planting out and it never drooped or turned yellow. It looks as perfect as the day it arrived. It seems happy in any soil and any light. A beautiful tough cookie.

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