Whipcord Western Red Cedar
Whipcord Western Red Cedar
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Whipcord Western Red Cedar

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The Wildly Unique Whipcord Western Red Cedar

  • Unique Weeping Shape
  • Color Changing Evergreen
  • Easy to Care For
  • Long Lasting

An interesting mop-head of the evergreen world, the Whipcord Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata 'Whipcord') maintains a rounded, globe-like form of thick, threadlike tendrils. The long foliage pushes up from the center, weeping out and downward, creating its interesting look.

The Whipcord Western Red Cedar is a native American plant, originating from the Pacific Northwest. Amongst other interesting facts, the Whipcord is a relatively recently discovered cultivar, from a chance seedling in 1986.

While actually a cultivar of the arborvitae tree, the Whipcord Western Red Cedar maintains its shrub-like form throughout its long life-span of up to 50 years. This cultivar is deer resistant.

The quirky Whipcord's prized foliage also changes color! In the Summer months, expect glossy green foliage. As the temperatures cool for Winter, watch the foliage turn an eye-catching bronze-green hue.

A naturally dwarf, mounded evergreen shrub, the slow-growing Whipcord Western Red Cedar reaches a mature height and spread of 4 to 5 feet. This easy to care for the plant does prefer full to partial sun exposure.

The Whipcord Western Red Cedar would work wonderfully as a single, specimen plant in your landscape, or planted in groups for additional appeal. Imagine a few planted amongst the larger stones in your rock garden.

Wherever you choose to plant the Whipcord Western Red Cedar, it's sure to be a talking point! Order soon before we run out!

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Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Whipcord Western Red Cedar Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-7
Growing Zones 5-7
More Information
Botanical Name Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Tolerates Wet Soils
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
When To Prune Early Spring