Common Name: Western red cedar
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Time to take cuttings: July to August
Found growing in the forests of Western North America, the western red cedar makes a useful hedging plant. Trim hedges twice a year in spring and late summer. Be careful if you have sensitive skin as the foliage may aggrevate skin allergies. Allowed to grow naturally, it makes a tall, conical-shaped tree that can reach up to 35m (120ft) high. The scale-like leaves are mid- to dark green. Plant in a sunny spot in moist but well-drained soil.