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Austrian Pine vs Western Red Cedar

Pinus nigra

Thuja plicata

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Austrian Pine
Western Red Cedar

Austrian Pine is a medium-sized evergreen known for its dense rounded crown and long needles.

This moderately fast growing tree adds year-round colour to your yard and tends to be resistant the effects of snow, ice, and pollution.

Western Red Cedar is native to the Pacific Northwest, and is the largest tree in the cypress family. Featuring horizontol branching with scale-like dark green foliage that has a strong aroma. The wood is naturally durable and light, and is resistent to decay and insects, making it sought after for house siding, panelling, furniture, and fences. This is British Colombia's offical tree.

AUSTRIAN PINE QUICK FACTS

WESTERN RED CEDAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 5a
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Height: 45 m (150 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Bark: light gray bark with fissures that increase with age
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none





Other Names: corsican pine, european black pine
Other Names: giant cedar, pacific red cedar