Thuja plicata 'WHIPCORD'

Thuja plicata
Thuja plicata 'WHIPCORD'
dwarf western red cedar
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 0.5-1.3m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers

Whipcord is a unique variety of western red cedar which does not resemble any other plant from the arborvitae family. It is a slow growing conifer with thin, whipcord-like, arching branches, which always bend downwards making a relaxed appearance. They are deep green from spring to autumn, and turn various depths of bronze in winter. It grows very slowly, expect it to grow one meter tall and wide in 10-15 years. As it does not produce any flowers or fruit it is ideal for growing near swimming pools or garden ponds.

western red cedar is a trouble-free conifer which, once established, needs no maintenance at all. It is quite soil tolerant but dislikes boggy locations and long-standing water as well as long-lasting drought. Just keep the soil moist after planting by mulching, and you will get a fantastic plant. Hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 14-02-2013
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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