Thuja Hedging

Thuja hedging is a useful alternative to Leylandii and although it is visually similar it has olive green shiny foliage.  It is a little slower growing than Leylandii and makes an excellent hedge which clips well and is more tolerant of shade.  The foliage when freshly cut has a strongly aromatic scent and the oils when extracted from the foliage are claimed to have medicinal benefits.  Thuja hedging can be trimmed well to create a dense hedge that will act as a good visual barrier.  Thuja is also known as Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata).  Scroll down for more information about Thuja hedges.