Western Redcedar, Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata - Thuja gigantea

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Botanical Name:

Thuja plicata

Family:

Cupressaceae

Genus:

Thuja

Species:

plicata

Common Name:

Western Redcedar, Western Red Cedar

Height:
170-230 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

 

 

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: requires light for germination, surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil, cover seedbed with some shade.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* It is long-lived, some individuals can live well over a thousand years, with the oldest verified being 1,460 years.
* It is the Provincial tree of British Columbia. more...
* A decoction of the leaves has been used in the treatment of colds.
* This species can be grown as a hedge or as part of a shelterbelt.
* The inner bark has been used for making baskets. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov