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Thuja orientalis/Chinese Arborvitae

Thuja orientalis / Thuja orientalis
Classic form of the Chinese arborvitae in this residential landscape
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Classic form of the Chinese arborvitae in this residential landscape

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Scientific Name: Thuja orientalis
Common Name: Chinese Arborvitae
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Green, Blue
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is probably the most common arborvitae in the Lower South. It produces dense scalelike leaves in flat fronds that are held in a vertical plane. Spider mites and bag worms can sometimes be insect pests on arborvitaes.