Description for Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis, commonly known as American arborvitae, Eastern arborvitae, Eastern white cedar or Northern white cedar, is a dense, conical to narrow-pyramidal (sometimes maturing to broad-pyramidal), often single-trunked, evergreen tree that is native to eastern and central Canada south to northern Illinois, Ohio and New York with scattered populations further south in the Appalachians to North Carolina.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|American arborvitae, Thuja||Brown||Non-flowering||20.00 to 40.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
It can be propagated from seeds, cuttings and air layering. Propagate in summer using fresh cuttings.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||medium moisture||apply any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Arborvitae
- Avoid full shade where foliage density will substantially decrease.
- Avoid exposed, windy sites.
- It doesnâ€™t require pruning as it naturally grows in the columnar shape.
- If you are growing this for hedge prune regularly to maintain shape. It can tolerate excessive pruning without any problem.
Typical uses of Arborvitae
Special features: Leaves are scale like and lie on one plane
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: na
Medicinal use: American arbor-vitae was much used by many native North American Indian tribes as a medicine to treat fevers, coughs, headaches, swollen hands and rheumatic problems