Platycladus orientalis

Botanical Name: Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis, Biota orientalis)

Phonetic: Plat-EE-klad-uss Ore-EE-en-Tal-iss

Common Name(s): Oriental Arborvitae

Family: Cupressaceae
Origin: Western China, North Korea
Plant Type: Needle Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Scale-like foliage
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Scale-like yellowish-green new growth, darker with age
Fall Color: Foliage may bronze up in winter
Texture: Fine
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Non-flowering
Flower Color(s): Non-flowering

Exposure: Full sun to part shade (light afternoon shade)
USDA: 6-9
Climate Zone(s): 2-9,14-24
Growth Rate: Slow             
Height: 20-25 Feet
Spread: 10-15 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Only a few major problems, bagworms, spider mites
Soil: Fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils

Features: Dense, conical to columnar tree or large shrub, small, oval and blue-gray cones, reddish-brown bark
Uses: Hedge, specimen, foundations, along walkways, near entries, containers, clipped hedges

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