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Platycladus orientalis

Common Name(s):
Oriental arborvitae
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Used as a hedge, foundation planting or specimen.  Reddish-brown bark.

Healthy, well-maintained trees have few problems. Scout for bagworms and spider mites. Snow and ice weight can break branches in the winter.

Synonymous with Thuja orientalis and Biota orientalis.

Height:
18-25 feet
Foliage:
evergreen scale-like yellowish-green leaves start out as flattened sprays, becoming darker green with age. Foliage bronzes in winter. Oval cones (to 3/4” long).
Flower:
non-flowering
Site:
Grow in fertile medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to light afternoon shade.
Form:
conical to columnar
Width:
10-15 feet
Tags:
cones, yellow-green, TSC, scales, full sun, needles, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 2956

Platycladus orientalis	Platycladus orientalis
Scott Richards, CC BY-NC - 4.0
Platycladus orientalis	Platycladus orientalis
Shang Ning, CC BY - 4.0
Platycladus orientalis	Platycladus orientalis
Shang Ning, CC BY - 4.0