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Thujopsis dolabrata

Phonetic Spelling
thoo-YOP-sis dol-uh-BRAY-tuh
Description

Hiba Arborvitae is a conical needled evergreen native to Japan in the cypress family.   Tge bright green densely packed needles provide color and winter interest in the garden.  Plant in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soils.  This tree does not tolerate dry soils.  This tree is quite large so choose a location that plans for its mature size.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Latifolia'
    Dwarf form
'Latifolia'
Tags:
#large tree#slow growing#conifer#fleshy leaves#winter interest#needled evergreen#dense#glossy leaves
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Latifolia'
    Dwarf form
'Latifolia'
Tags:
#large tree#slow growing#conifer#fleshy leaves#winter interest#needled evergreen#dense#glossy leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thujopsis
    Species:
    dolabrata
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Conical
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No fruits, but tiny thick brown and violet with white wax ovoid seed cones
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-flowering
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Decussate pairs of scale-like leaves. Thick fleshy leaves are glossy on top white stomata on the underside. T
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    Red-brown exfoliating in vertical strips
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Shade Tree