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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.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
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 doesn’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


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