These trees, sometimes spelt thuya, are fine hedging evergreens and make equally good isolated specimens, particularly in their golden or variegated forms. They are not fussy about soil. Plant September to November or February to April.

Thuja occidentalis, 60 ft., often used for hedging.

Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

T.o. Rheingold, the beautiful golden form, pyramidal in shape.

T.o. Spiralis, with spirally arranged growths, makes an interesting specimen.

T.o.filiformis, slender, drooping growths.

T.o. Rosedalis, rarely more than 3 ft., a dwarf kind with heather-like leaves which turn to bronze with age, a habit shared with other arborvitaes.

19. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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