Western Red Cedar - #1 gal
Thuja plicata D. Don
Tall evergreen conifer to 165' or more. Yellowish-green to deep green, frondlike foliage. Soft, reddish-brown bark, small cones. Beware of power lines overhead. Can be sheared for hedges. Crushed foliage has sweet odor. Casts a dense shade, but graceful and elegant tree. Many cultivars available.
Habitat: Drought-tolerant after establishment. Requires good drainage. Sun to part-shade/sun
Wildlife: Food source for native butterfly caterpillars, Food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds, Food source for native wildlife or rodents, Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.