Thuja Hedging

Thuja hedging is a useful alternative to Leylandii with its 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 is also known as Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata).  Scroll down for more information about Thuja hedges.