Western Redcedar (Thuja plicata)
Pacific Northwest native
Native to Seattle, this tree has beautiful evergreen foliage, cinnamon-red bark, and a strong pyramidal form.
Power Line Approved: No
Min. street tree planting width: 12 feet
Mature Height: 90 feet
Mature Spread: 40 feet
Tree Shape: Pyramidal
Where to Plant:
The western red cedar makes a beautiful yard tree, given it has room to grow.
Scale-like yellow-green leaves with distinctive butterfly pattern on the underside.
Small seed cones.
Preferred Site Conditions:
Prefers moist, well-drained fertile soils and full sun to partial shade.
Generally pest-free. Seasonal brown flagging and needle loss is normal.
Minimum Planting Distances:
- 20 feet from house or building
- 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
- 5 feet from underground utility lines
- 10 feet from power poles
- 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
- 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
- 30 feet from street intersections
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