Foundations and landscapes. A very large number of the compact to dwarf cultivars of this plant have become very popular.
Thuja occidentalis is perennial evergreen plant in Cupressaceae family. It is a dense, conical to narrow pyramidal often single trunked, evergreen tree. The leaves are scale like and arranged in alternating decussate pairs in four rows along the twigs.
||18 inch (46 cm)
||9 inch (23 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||American arborvitae, Thuja
|Maximum Reachable Height
||20.00 to 40.00 feet
||easy to grow
Planting and careAvoid 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.
Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light. Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch. Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
||At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
Grow well in pH range of 6.5 to 7.5
||During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
- It is used as ornamental foliage plant for screening, hedge plant, specimen plant etc