Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar) - Root Ball plants
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Thuja trees make very good screening for unwanted views or an superb hedge, and are the best choice for a conifer hedge. As they will grow back strongly if cut right back or if a section is damaged, in comparison to most conifers that will not grow back from old stems. They also keep to a tidier and more compact shape than Leylandii. One of the fastest growing hedging trees.
How many should you plant? 3 plants per meter, but if you you buy the 125-150cm or larger, including bare root plants then plant just 2 per meter.
How fast do they grow? Thuja plicata are medium pace growing, you can cut your hedge once through the year, or more regularly if you want it very tidy all year round.
Hardiness? Frost resistant hardy plants.
Soil type? Lightly acidic, like most plants, when planting it is best to add some ericaceous purpose compost to help the hedge take.