Oriental Arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Platycladus orientalis Accepted
Thuja acuta Synonym
Cupressus thuja Synonym
Biota orientalis Synonym
Platycladus stricta Synonym
Thuja orientalis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Fragrant
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
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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How do we call this shrub? by iyim Aug 5, 2020 12:07 PM 4
Glaucous-Coned Something by euophrys Apr 22, 2020 12:46 PM 6
Please tell me the name of this tree by KevinGalia Apr 22, 2020 5:15 AM 20
Another one to identify please. by MartyWoop May 25, 2019 2:04 PM 3
Shrub ID please by NoviceGardener80 May 8, 2019 11:23 AM 4
Plant identification. Help please. by AlwaysGreen Jan 6, 2018 4:59 PM 5
May 2015, photos and chat by zuzu Jun 21, 2015 3:56 PM 163
Calif. Sue's Garden by Calif_Sue Apr 26, 2020 10:14 PM 396
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133
Oriental Arborvitae (Platycladus orientalis) by flaflwrgrl Dec 19, 2011 7:34 PM 6

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