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  • Thuja occidentalis - Northern White Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae

A medium to fairly large, very long-lived conifer widely distributed in temperate forests in north-eastern North America with much-branched shoots that are covered in tiny,scale like, fragrant evergreen leaves. The relatively slender trunk rarely reaches more than 1 m (3 ft.) in diameter and has flaking, reddish-brown bark. Its is one of the most popular conifers in the temperate garden in USDA Zones 2 to 8 and much used for hedges and screens. It has many medicinal applications and the wood is very rot resistant.

Thuja occidentalis grows naturally in wet forests, being particularly abundant in coniferous swamps where other larger and faster-growing trees cannot compete successfully. It also occurs on other sites with reduced tree competition, such as cliffs. Although not currently listed as endangered, wild Thuja occidentalis populations are threatened in many areas by high deer numbers; deer find the soft evergreen foliage a very attractive winter food, and strip it rapidly. The largest known specimen is 34 m (112 ft) tall and 175 cm (69 in) diameter, on South Manitou Island within Leelanau County, Michigan.

It is widely used as an ornamental tree, particularly for screens and hedges, in gardens, parks and cemeteries. Over 300 cultivars exist, showing great variation in colour, shape and size.

Come in packs of 25 fresh seeds

Full germination and growing instructions included.

All our seeds are obtained from professional growers all over the world and are sold as and when they are available.

So once they are gone they are gone, and most stock is limited.

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Thuja occidentalis - Northern White Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae

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