Tree seed - Western redcedar

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(Thuja plicata)

A large evergreen conifer in the cypress family, native to British Columbia and the areas of the Pacific coast, Western redcedar is one of Canada's largest tree species. It has emerald green to dark green scale-like leaves in flat sprays of opposite pairs radiating from the trunk. The cones are small, 1-2cm long and 4-5mm diameter, with 5-10 seeds per cone. Also known as pacific red cedar, or giant arborvitae, it grows to 70m in favourable conditions, with an extreme width sometimes reaching 7m in diameter. Trees are very long-lived and can exceed a lifespan of 1000 years with good growing conditions. This species enjoys a wet coastal climate and year-round precipitation and can grow on a variety of different soils.

Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours. Cold stratify for 30 days, then surface sow on a pot of soil. Seeds require light for best germination.

Packet contains 100+ seeds.

100 seeds is approximately 0.4g