northern whitecedar, arborvitae - Cupressaceae Thuja occidentalis

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THOC2

Taxonomy

FamilyCupressaceae
GenusThuja
Speciesoccidentalis
Common Namenorthern whitecedar, arborvitae
iTree CodeTHOC2

Plant Form

FormTree or shrub: small to medium tree or large shrub, conical crown
Height50 feet
Spread25 feet
DeciduousNo

Identification Description

Foliagefanned & flattened scales, soft, aromaticLeaf Type Information IconScale-like
Needles0
Barkthin brown/gray vertical strips, fibrous
Budminiscule, barely visible to the naked eyeBud Arrangement Information IconNone
Twigorange/brown thin, flexible with scales
Flowermale: small, tan; female flowers tan/light green; both on same tree appearing in spring
Fruitupright, 1/2”, oblong, slightly woody, brown
Fall Colorgreen

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3bMin5.1SoilModerate
Max7aMax7.0SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateIntolerantNo

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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