Thuja occidentalis
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Hardiness Zone: 2-7 Height: 20-40 feet Spread: 10-15 feet Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Tolerates: Clay soil, Black Walnut, air pollution Culture: Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Intolerant of dry conditions. Avoid full shade. Avoid exposed, windy sites. Noteworthy Characteristics: Thuja occidentalis is a dense, often single-trunked, evergreen tree. Mature trees may reach 40-60' tall in the wild over time, but in cultivation typically grow much smaller to 20-30' tall. Scale-like green foliage appears in flattened sprays. Red-brown bark will exfoliate on mature branches and trunks. The common name of arborvitae (tree of life) comes from early French settlers to North America who learned from Native Americans that the tree Garden Uses: Great hedge and landscape tree. Can be shaped.