thuja occidentalis (eastern/american arborvitae, eastern white cedar) native

Size: 1 gallon

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  • upright, conical to pyramidal, with slightly arching branches
  • light green foliage grows in flattened sprays
  • colour fades to a duller bronze-green
  • grows open with age, exposing inner branching
  • the eastern white cedar is native to canada, from manitoba east throughout the great lakes region, into quebec and the maritime provinces
  • isolated populations are found in the northeastern united states and as far south as north carolina
  • the common name of arborvitae is Latin for "tree of life" and comes from the early french settlers when they leaned that the native americans used the tree’s foliage to treat scurvy
  • zone 2 
  • height 10-12m
  • spread 3-4m
  • typically grown as a hedge, white cedar also can be used in groupings for windscreens or for naturalizing in consistently wet areas
  • damage or stem breakage may occur in the winter from ice and snow accumulation
  • protection (burlap wrap) from drying, winter winds and road salt is recommended in an exposed location
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • low maintenance
  • native to ontario
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • evergreen
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)