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      Thuja occidentalis
    American Arborvitae ( Eastern Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar )
       Evergreen Tree
    
HEIGHT:40 - 60 feet
SPREAD:10 - 15 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Slim to broadly conical; reddish brown peeling bark; flattened branchlets with soft, scale-like leaves; can be sheared; full sun, scraggly foliage in partial shade.
LIMITATIONS:High moisture requirement; winter injury in exposed, windy sites; grows best in SC with western exposure; some turn yellowish in winter. Browsed by moose and deer.
HARDINESS:SC, SE (Zone 3-4)
ORIGIN:Northeast United States and southeast Canada.
CULTIVARS:‘Degroot's Spire’ Narrow columnar form; dense, dark green, twisted foliage, purplish in winter; slow growing; 20' tall, 4'-5' wide.; ‘Nigra’ Pyramidal form; good dark green foliage, retains color in winter; 20'-30' tall, 4'-5'wide. See entry under Evergreen Shrubs.
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The information for this Evergreen Tree (80) was last updated on: 2011-01-14 19:53:22
     
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