Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' Form: Columnar
Common Name:emerald cedar, eastern white cedar Texture:Fine
Family Name:CupressaceaeHabit: Fastigiate, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Scale-like, Imbricate, Opposite, Leathery, Glabrous, Rhomboidal, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Apr- May
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Aug- Sep
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Sheared hedge, Accent plant
Key ID Features:Compact, columnar from; leaves dark green, thread-like arranged in vertically oriented fan-shaped 'bunches'; different from T. occidentalis 'Fastigiata': 'Fastigiata' fans are more horizontally oriented, leaves are thick.