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White Cedar or Arborvitae

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Thuga occidentalis

Flower Description:

Evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family. Widely cultivated as an ornamental plant.

Season BloomApr-May
HabitatEnjoys limestone soil, moist, boggy areas. Tolerant of acidic and alkaline soils, full sun. Partial shade is tolerated but plants become thin, open and much less appealing.
CyclePerennial Woody
Leaf DescriptionEvergreen tree with fan-like branches and scaly leaves. Conical shape.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Sun