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Thuja

Thuja spp.

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

10m

1m

Min

1m

0

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Thuja Overview

Small genus of hardy, evergreen, coniferous trees and shrubs with flattened branchlets, originating from forested regions in North America and Eastern Asia. They have aromatic, scale-like leaves that are diamond-shaped or wedge-shaped, arranged in 2 ranks of oppositely arranged pairs. They produce small female or male cones. This genus is widely utilised as ornamental specimen trees (some having gold or bronze-tinted foliage) and also for hedging, with numerous cultivars produced for landscaping. Small species can be used for rock gardens. Thuja blight is a fungal disease that attacks the leaves and shoots, usually of the lower branches. Young trees in particular, can be badly damaged - especially if densely planted and with poor air circulation. Thuja should also be protected from cold, dry winds.

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Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Thuja

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Hedge plant

Winter colour

Drought resistant

Coniferous Trees

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