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Our Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) hedge plants are a popular alternative to Leylandii. Thuja plicata boasts a spray of bright green, fragrant foliage and is easy to maintain. Western Cedar, as it is more commonly known, has a fairly vigorous growth rate and does not suffer from browning when old growth is cut into. A Western Red Cedar hedge provides a wonderful screen, has windbreak and noise reducing qualities and forms a striking conifer display. With its dense habit and lush green leaves, Western Cedar makes it into Best4hedging's top 10.
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|Cell Grown||20/40cm||Min Qty 12. In Stock | Cell Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days||5-7||£1.75 (ex VAT) Was: £1.94 (ex VAT)||£1.75 (ex VAT) Was: £1.94 (ex VAT)||£1.58 (ex VAT) Was: £1.75 (ex VAT)||£1.49 (ex VAT) Was: £1.65 (ex VAT)||£1.40 (ex VAT) Was: £1.55 (ex VAT)|
|2 Litre Pot||40/60cm||In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days||3-5||£5.99 (ex VAT)||£5.99 (ex VAT)||£5.79 (ex VAT)||£5.69 (ex VAT)||£5.59 (ex VAT)|
|2 Litre Pot||60/90cm||In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days||3-5||£6.99 (ex VAT) Was: £7.99 (ex VAT)||£6.99 (ex VAT) Was: £7.99 (ex VAT)||£6.79 (ex VAT) Was: £7.79 (ex VAT)||£6.69 (ex VAT) Was: £7.69 (ex VAT)||£6.59 (ex VAT) Was: £7.59 (ex VAT)|
|5 Litre Pot||60/90cm||In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days||3||£12.99 (ex VAT)||£12.99 (ex VAT)||£12.49 (ex VAT)||£11.99 (ex VAT)||£11.49 (ex VAT)|
|5 Litre Pot||90/120cm||In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days||3||£15.99 (ex VAT)||£15.99 (ex VAT)||£15.49 (ex VAT)||£14.99 (ex VAT)||£14.49 (ex VAT)|
|10 or 12 Litre Pot||120/150cm||Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. In Stock | Min. Order Requirement Of £200 ex VAT | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days||2||£23.99 (ex VAT)||£23.99 (ex VAT)||£23.49 (ex VAT)||£22.99 (ex VAT)||£21.99 (ex VAT)|
|20 Litre Pot||150/175cm||Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. In Stock | Min. Order Requirement Of £200 ex VAT | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days||1-2||£44.99 (ex VAT) Was: £49.99 (ex VAT)||£44.99 (ex VAT) Was: £48.99 (ex VAT)||£43.99 (ex VAT) Was: £47.99 (ex VAT)||£42.99 (ex VAT) Was: £46.99 (ex VAT)||£41.99 (ex VAT) Was: £45.99 (ex VAT)|
|4 year old Root Ball||125/150cm||Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | November 2019||2-2.5||£19.99 (ex VAT)||£19.99 (ex VAT)||£18.99 (ex VAT)||£17.99 (ex VAT)||£16.99 (ex VAT)|
|5 year old Root Ball||150/175cm||Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | November 2019||2||£26.99 (ex VAT)||£26.99 (ex VAT)||£26.99 (ex VAT)||£25.99 (ex VAT)||£24.99 (ex VAT)|
|5 year old Root Ball||175/200cm||Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | November 2019||1.5-2||£33.99 (ex VAT)||£33.99 (ex VAT)||£32.99 (ex VAT)||£32.49 (ex VAT)||£31.99 (ex VAT)|
|3 year old Root Ball||100/120cm||Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | November 2019||2-2.5||£15.99 (ex VAT)||£15.99 (ex VAT)||£14.99 (ex VAT)||£13.99 (ex VAT)||£12.99 (ex VAT)|
|6 Year old Root Ball||200/225cm||Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | November 2019||1||£42.99 (ex VAT)||£42.99 (ex VAT)||£41.99 (ex VAT)||£40.99 (ex VAT)||£39.99 (ex VAT)|
|6 Year old Root Ball||225/250cm||Free delivery over £200. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | November 2019||1||£61.99 (ex VAT)||£61.99 (ex VAT)||£60.99 (ex VAT)||£59.99 (ex VAT)||£58.99 (ex VAT)|
|Trough||L 100cm x H 160/180cm x W 35cm||Min quantity of 3 for free delivery here. In Stock | Trough Grown | Delivered Within 3-7 Working Days||1||£199.99 (ex VAT)||£194.99 (ex VAT)||£189.99 (ex VAT)||£184.99 (ex VAT)||£179.99 (ex VAT)|
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The attractive foliage of a Western Red Cedar hedge (Thuja plicata) releases the faint smell of pineapple when brushed against or blown in the wind, giving your garden a wonderful sensory element. Occasionally, small cones appear and decorate the branches of this conifer hedge. Thuja plicata (occasionally known as Thuya) can be grown in a number of different positions, tolerating both full sun and full shade and suited to most soil types, making it a very popular choice at Best4hedging.
A Western Red Cedar hedge is easy to grow and will suit any well-drained or moist soil in an exposed or sheltered spot. These hedge plants can be clipped into a neat shape and make a great, aromatic garden feature. This tough evergreen hedging is an effective windbreak, useful for reducing noise pollution. Being fast growing, Western Cedar also makes a secure privacy screen.
Thuja plicata is traditionally grown alone, though it can also be combined with other hedging conifers such as Golden Leylandii to create a mixture of foliage colours and a stunning evergreen display.
This fast growing conifer will achieve about 40-60cm a year and is perfect for a final hedge height of anywhere between 1.5m and 6m.
When it comes to pruning your Western Red Cedar hedge, you can cut into old wood without causing any damage. We advise trimming your hedge to the desired shape in spring, followed by a light prune again in autumn. For any further pruning information, please take a look at our Hedging Care Advice page.
For information on planting density specific to Thuja plicata, please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. You can find out more about recommended planting density here.
Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' is available to purchase year-round as Cell Grown or Pot Grown plants. Western Red Cedar is also available as Root Balls, from early autumn to late spring. When growing our root ball plants we select Thuja plicata 'Martin', these plants can be pre-ordered in advance for delivery from October.
The majority of our Thuja plicata hedge plants are UK grown by horticultural specialists with masses of nursery and growing experience. Rarely, it is necessary to source Western Red Cedar from carefully inspected nurseries outside of the UK, where we are confident that the quality can’t be beaten. At Best4hedging, we always do our utmost to ensure that your plants are delivered in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest quality, whilst protecting our excellent prices. You can purchase your Western Red Cedar hedge online, safe in the knowledge that you are receiving both a reliable service and the very best products.
*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page
Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries
99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call before placing your order to check.
We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.
Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.
You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.
Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale
Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).
Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.
Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold back orders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.
We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.
We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong.
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.
Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.
Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.
You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.
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