A form of the Western Red Cedar.
It is an important timber tree in its native North America although it is more commonly used as a hedging conifer in the UK.
The national champion in the States is over 60 metres tall by 18 metres wide.
Introduced in the mid 1870s it won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
This large evergreen conifer does best on wet soils and will tolerate shade.
Of pyramidal form if grown as a specimen tree it is also a fine subject for hedging.
In our view superior to Leyland Cypress but slower growing. Good for parks and gardens its shiny green foliage smells of pineapple when crushed.
Mature height: 20m+
Mature spread: 5-10m