The Whipcord Western Red Cedar, scientifically known as Thuja plicata 'Whipcord,' features long, slender, and pendulous branches that resemble whips, giving it a distinctive and eye-catching appearance. The foliage consists of fine, thread-like needles that cascade from the branches, creating a graceful and flowing effect. The bright green color of the foliage adds a refreshing vibrancy to any garden setting.
Growing to a height of approximately 2 to 4 feet and spreading 4 to 6 feet wide, the Whipcord Western Red Cedar is well-suited for small gardens, rockeries, or containers. Its compact and mounding form makes it an excellent choice for adding texture and structure to landscape designs. Planted as a specimen or in groups, this cedar variety creates a captivating focal point and adds a sense of movement to the garden.
This evergreen shrub thrives in full sun to partial shade, making it adaptable to a range of light conditions. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and is highly tolerant of various soil types. Once established, the Whipcord Western Red Cedar is relatively drought-tolerant, requiring minimal watering.
Beyond its unique foliage and form, the Whipcord Western Red Cedar offers additional benefits. It provides year-round interest with its evergreen nature, maintaining its attractive foliage throughout the seasons. The dense foliage also offers privacy and serves as an effective windbreak. As a low-maintenance plant, it requires minimal pruning, making it an ideal choice for busy gardeners.
The Whipcord Western Red Cedar is known for its hardiness and adaptability. It is resistant to many common pests and diseases, allowing for hassle-free growth and longevity. With its durability and long lifespan, this cedar variety becomes a lasting and cherished addition to any garden or landscape.
Botanical Name: Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'
Common Name: Whipcord Arborvitae
Flower Color: N/A
Growing Zones: 5-8
Light Requirement: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Mature Size: 4-5' Tall x 4-5' Wide
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