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Tatarian Maple vs Western Red Cedar

Acer tataricum

Thuja plicata

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Tatarian Maple
Western Red Cedar

Tatarian Maple is a small, multi-stemmed tree that features attractive red foliage in fall.

In addition to its outstanding autumn color, it is also one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring.

Tatarian Maple makes a good specimen tree for for small yards. Closely related to Amur Maple, it is slightly larger in stature.

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.

TATARIAN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

WESTERN RED CEDAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 5 m (18 ft)
Height: 45 m (150 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: shade, partial shade
Fall colour: scarlet red
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

In row spacing: 2.4 m (8 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)



Other Names: tatar maple
Other Names: giant cedar, pacific red cedar