Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis
Common Name: white cedar
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 5 - 7m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Fastigiate, Stiffly upright, Upright
Form: Columnar, Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Sheared hedge, Tall background
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Scale-like, Opposite, Imbricate, Leathery, Glabrous, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Apr-May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Branchlets flattened, bearing foliage in flattened, fan-shaped sprays; leaves scale-like, 1-4mm long x 1-2mm wide, pointed, dull yellow-green on both top and bottom, with conspicuous glands on lateral leaves near branchlet tips; pollen cones 1-2mm long, reddish; seed cones ovoid, 9-14mm long, green maturing to brown, with two pairs of woody fertile scales; seeds red-brown, 8 per cone, 4-7mm long (including wings). <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>