Thuja occidentalis

Eastern (American) Arborvitae

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - slow to medium
Mature Height - 20-30' in landscape, but can get to 40-60'
Mature Width - 10-15'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious, terminal, solitary
Fruit - cones oblong, 0.33-0.5" long, light brown, scales 8-10, usually 4 of which are fertile.
Leaf -
Fall Color - usually evergreen, but may change to shades of yellow-brown-green in winter.
Bark - Grayish brown to reddish brown, 0.25-0.33" thick, fibrous, forming a close netwoork of connecting ridges and shallow furrows.
Other Features - Useful as a specimin or accent planting. Also good for hedges and shelter-belts.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Requires a deep, well-drained soil (thrives in marshy loam), tolerates limestone soils. Plant in full sun in areas with considerable atmospheric moisture. Susceptable to strong wind, snow, and Ice. Will take considerable heat and drought once established.
Native Habitat - Eastern North America
Diseases and Insects - Subject to bagworm, heart rot, leaf iner, spider mites, and deer browsing.
Strength -
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Arborvitae.
- Other plants of the family Cupressaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Thuja.
- Other plants of the species Thuja occidentalis.