Northern White Cedar (Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens')

Northern White Cedar (Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens')

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Northern White Cedar, or as it is known in Latin Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens' is a fast-growing evergreen tree of narrowly conical habit. These fast growing hedges feature flat sprays of tiny, aromatic, scale-like leaves and small knobbly cones that will add interest and character to your garden. The red-brown bark of this plant and aromatic, rich green foliage in spreading or drooping sprays is sure to add interest to any garden. These hedges are ideal for those that are looking for something that will establish itself quickly and provide an instant impact to the garden. This versatile and reliable plant is low maintenance; able to grow in variable conditions, and only requires minimal pruning when necessary. Simply trim back the new growth of the season instead of removing any dieback.
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Product TypePlant
Country Of OriginBritain
Weight40 Kg
Latin NameThuja pl. 'Atrovirens'
Plant Type Evergreen
Plant Height including Pot95cm
Container Size35 L
Rootball/Container Diameter 36cm
Growth Size & HabitatGrowth height of up to 12m with a spread of up to 8m.
Growing Conditions

Adaptable to all aspects (north, south, west, east facing)

Full sun.Protect from drying winds especially when young.

Soil Requirements

It is a versatile plant that is able to grow in soil that varies in pH levels (acid, alkaline, neutral).

Grow in any moist but well-drained moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade.

Superb hedging shrub and even thrives on poor, shallow, chalky soils.

Watering Requirements

Water to ensure soil is moist in warmer months, reduce watering in autumn, before removing all together for winter.


It is a low maintenance plant. When pruning is necessary, only trim back the new growth of the season instead of removing any dieback.

They are also fast growing plants.

At a growth rate of 30-50 cm per year, they are the perfect plants for a hedge height of 1.5 up to 7 m.

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Delivery Cost

Free of charge on all full pallets and any orders over £1,000 + VAT.

A flat charge of £30 applies to any split-pack order under £1,000 + VAT.

POA delivery charges apply to the far reaches of the UK, contact us to get a delivery quote.

Delivery Times

Free* next day delivery available to certain postcodes. (*T&C's apply)

This product cannot be delivered on a Monday.


Cancel up to 14 days from the date of delivery. Products to be returned in the same condition and packaging. Products require watering in order to stay in the same condition.

You will be responsible for returning the product to London Stone. Collection can be made by us but this will incur a £40 + VAT collection charge.

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