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Thuja plicata Kager's Beauty

White cedar 'Kager's Beauty'

All year round interest

Evergreen mound-like shape for year round interest. Easy to grow and look after with very little care needed. The leaves are fresh green in spring and deepen in colour as they mature.


A great conifer for the front of a border, rock garden or to grow in a container on a sunny patio. Happiest in a sunny position and soil which is not too wet through the winter.


Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil when planting. Shelter young plants from cold winter winds until they are established. 

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 180 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous Contact with foliage may irritate the skin
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From January to December