Western Red Cedar: A Timeless Beauty for Your Outdoor Spaces
Experience the unmatched beauty and durability of Western Red Cedar with our premium-quality range of products. Western Red Cedar, scientifically known as Thuja plicata, is a versatile and sought-after wood species renowned for its stunning aesthetics, exceptional durability, and natural resistance to decay. Whether you’re creating a cozy backyard retreat or adding a touch of elegance to your garden, Western Red Cedar is the perfect choice.
With a rich, reddish-brown hue and a distinct grain pattern, Western Red Cedar exudes a warm and inviting appeal that complements any architectural style. It is a wood of exceptional character and natural beauty, making it a popular choice for both traditional and contemporary designs. Whether used for decking, fencing, siding, or outdoor furniture, Western Red Cedar adds a touch of elegance and charm to any space.
In terms of dimensions, Western Red Cedar offers remarkable versatility. It can be sourced in large sizes, growing up to 60cm per anum in prime growing conditions with maximum dimensions reaching in excess of 35 metres high and 9 metres wide. This allows for seamless customisation, enabling you to create impressive structures and unique designs that perfectly suit your vision.
Not only does Western Red Cedar possess remarkable aesthetic qualities, but it also boasts impressive durability. Thanks to its inherent natural oils and preservatives, this wood species exhibits excellent resistance to rot, decay, and insect damage, ensuring your investment will stand the test of time. Additionally, Western Red Cedar is lightweight, which makes it easy to handle and install.
The main advantage Western Red Cedar has over its Leylandii counterpart is that it is far more forgiving. You can cut it back into the old wood and it will still come back.
When it comes to hardiness ratings, Western Red Cedar is well-suited to a wide range of climates. With its natural ability to withstand harsh weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, and moisture, it earns a superior RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) hardiness rating of H7 meaning it is hardy in the severest European continental climates to below -20. This makes Western Red Cedar an excellent choice for outdoor applications, providing longevity and reliability even in challenging environments.
Choose Western Red Cedar to transform your outdoor spaces into breathtaking havens of natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the timeless elegance and lasting durability of this exceptional wood species, and enjoy the countless benefits it brings to your home or project.
- Favours full sun
- Moist but well drained
- Sheltered or exposed
- No reported toxicity to horses, pets or humans
- RHS hardiness level 7 meaning it is hardy in the severest European continental climates to below -20
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