Thuja occidentalis--White Cedar, American Arborvitae
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7
Height: 25 ft
Spread: 10 ft
Form: narrow oval
Type: narrow-leaved tree
Annual Growth Rate: less than 12 inches
Comments: The White Cedar is native in swampy areas in the northern US. White Cedar tolerates wet soils
and will grow on sandy soil. The foliage turns to a greenish russet in winter, especially on cultivars with colored foliage. The
species and its upright cultivars work wonders as a screening or
definition tree, especially in areas too narrow to use pines, spruce
'Golden Globe' ('Globosa Aurea') - A uniform oval with foliage a soft
'Hetz Midget' - A slow-growing, compact plant.
'Little Giant' - A slow-growing, globe-shaped plant with bright green
foliage all year.
'Nigra' - A symmetrical form with good dark green foliage color
'Pyramidalis' - A narrow, columnar plant often used for screens.
'Rheingold' - Yellow foliage that becomes orange yellow in
winter. A slow-growing globe shape, usually reaching 4-5' in height
'Smaragd' ('Emerald') - Narrow habit with glossy green summer color.
Reported as resistant to spider mites. Plants will be about 15 feet
tall and 4 feet wide.
'Sudworthii' - Upright, broad plant with
striking yellow foliage.
'Sunkist' - A compact, broad plant with orange-yellow foliage.
'Techny' ('Mission') - A fast-growing plant with dark green foliage.
Usually about 15 feet tall.
'Tiny Tim' - A compact, upright mounding plant.
'Woodwardii' - A rounded form that retains its shape without
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