General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: up to 50'
Plant Spread: up to 20'
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Near Threatened
Common names
  • Oriental Arborvitae
  • Chinese Arbor-vitae
  • Oriental White Cedar
  • Oriental Arbovitae
  • Oriental Thuja
  • Biota
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Platycladus orientalis
  • Synonym: Thuja acuta
  • Synonym: Cupressus thuja
  • Synonym: Biota orientalis
  • Synonym: Platycladus stricta
  • Synonym: Thuja orientalis

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