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Arborvitae: Thuja occidentalis



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snowy arborvitaes

Family: Cuppressaceae

Above: snow covered, Below: with red-twigged dogwood Use: screen, hedge, woodland,
arborvitae with red twigged dogwoods

Plant: evergreen conifer to 60'

Origin: eastern North American woodlands

: 3 - 8

: Gymnosperms don't have flowers. Male pollen and female cones on same tree. Wind pollinated.

Foliage: linear, scale like.

: sun to part shade. Adaptable to most soils. pH neutral to alkaline. Great backdrop in spring and summer too. Timbers resist decay. 2008, Last Updated December 9, 2008