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About Arborvitae

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 9 inch (23 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name American arborvitae, Thuja
Maximum Reachable Height 20.00 to 40.00 feet
Flower Colour Brown
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

    Arborvitae care

  • 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.
  • Sunlight
  • 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.
  • Watering
  • 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.
  • Soil
  • 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
  • Temperature medium moisture
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Arborvitae uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It is used as ornamental foliage plant for screening, hedge plant, specimen plant etc

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Arborvitae ?

    Arborvitae is commonly known as American arborvitae, Thuja

    How tall do Arborvitae grow?

    On average Arborvitae grows 20.00 to 40.00 feet

    What color are Arborvitae ?

    A Arborvitae plant bears flowers of color Brown

    When Arborvitae blooms?

    With enough light, Arborvitae may produce Brown flowers in Non-flowering

    How hard is Arborvitae to grow?

    A Arborvitae is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Arborvitae need?

    A Arborvitae prefers

  • 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.
  • How much water does a Arborvitae need?

    A Arborvitae prefers watering

  • 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.
  • What kind of soil does a Arborvitae need?

    A Arborvitae prefers

  • 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
  • What temperature does a Arborvitae like?

    A Arborvitae prefers medium moisture

    How often should I fertilize my Arborvitae ?

    To encourage Arborvitae growth,

  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
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    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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    • What is the actual colour of this plant that Is it green or light green?

      It is green colored