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Thuja occidentalis



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Thuja occidentalis
Eastern arborvitae

A medium to large conical evergreen species represented by numerous cultivars differing in habit, size and color. The narrow forms are frequently used in screens and tall hedges. The name arbor-vitae means tree of life, referring to the native American's use of boiled leaves and stems to cure scurvy. White cedar refers to the light-colored aromatic wood.

Habit:Conical, often with a single leader but can have two or three, formal, uniform, tertiary branches slightly pendulous, buttressed trunks
Size:40-60' high
Color:Dark green in summer, some selections yellow-brown in winter
Texture:Fine
Hardiness:Zone 3a USDA
Habitat:Nova Scotia - North Carolina - Tennessee - Manitoba
Family:Cupressaceae

 
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