Syn. Platycladus orientalis

Common name: Oriental arborvitae, Chinese thuja

Native to: Korea, Manchuria and Northern China

 

Conifer, evergreen shrub or tree, up to 1.8 m high and1.5 m wide, dense, globular to ovoid, with branchlets held vertically and nearly parallel in arrangement.  Bark thin, red-brown, separating into papery scales.  Leaves scale-like, bright green but may turn brownish in winter, nearly alike on both sides, those on a main axis glandular, ending in a free spreading point.  Cones ovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm long, fleshy, blue before they mature, scales thick and hooked.

Thuja orientalis

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Sun to part shade

    Flowers: Cones

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen, conifer; scale-like leaves

    Growth habit: Dense, globular to ovoid

    Hardiness: Hardy and quite drought resistant

    Height: Up to 2 metres

    Spread: Up to 1.5 metres

    Soil requirements: Prefers well-drained soils with some moisture.

    Uses: Ornamental tree, providing slender solitary accent trees; can also be used as a hedge.

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