How to grow Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis grow and care – tree or shrub of the genus Thuja also known as Arborvitae or White cedar, Thuja occidentalis perennial pinophyta used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-9.

Leaves color green in scaly shape, the tree grow in a cone shape.

Thuja occidentalis flower

Flower color yellow-brown grow in the end of the leaves look like dandruff.

Seeds brown assembled from lobes that create flower shape the size 1-2 cm

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How to grow Thuja occidentalis growing and care:

Cold temperature

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design but rarely that needed to prune

Size of the plant?
0.5-25 m, 1.8-75 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow-brown grow in the end of the leaves look like dandruff

Scientific name:

Thuja occidentalis

How to grow Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis golden globe leaves

Thuja occidentalis golden globe plant care

Thuja occidentalis plant care

Thuja occidentalis golden globe

Growing Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • Yellow flower
  • Temperate Climate
Leaf color
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Pinophyta Conifers
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9