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Thuja occidentalis


 

Thuja occidentalis
Eastern arborvitae

Culture: A very adaptable species, the Eastern arborvitae is tolerant of acid or alkaline conditions and wet soils to average dry sites. The species does not perform well in drought conditions. This species should be grown in full sun. Snow and ice loads can cause a permanent bending of the leader or leaders, often resulting in the need for plant removal. The tolerance of this species to shearing has made it a popular choice for screens and large sheared hedges. Deer, who enjoy the taste of this species very much, also like to do considerable pruning. If deer are a problem in your area, consider using Thuja plicata, a species much less palatable to them.

 
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