Answer: THUJA plicata 'atrovirens' is the Western Red Cedar. It will ultimately reach a height of 100' if allowed to grow naturally. If you'd rather train it into a hedge, prune annually to keep it at 6' in height. It's a fast growing evergreen conifer (about 2' a year) with cinnamon-red shredding bark and spreading branches. The bright glossy green leaves above, slightly grey beneath, are aromatic when crushed. Best on moist but not waterlogged soil but will tolerate shallow soil.
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