Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
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Latin (scientific) name: Thuja plicata
Common English name: Western redcedar
Other names: Western thuja, giant arborvitae
French name: Thuya géant
Native to the coastal forests and wetter parts of interior British Columbia.
This species can grow up to 60 metres tall.
The Western redcedar is the official arboreal emblem of British Columbia.
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A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.
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